Texas Sheet Cake IV

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour jelly roll pan or line with parchment paper.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and white sugar. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter, shortening, coffee, and 1/4 cup cocoa until boiling. Stir frequently. Pour chocolate mixture over flour and sugar. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread into jelly roll pan.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

  • Step 5

    While cake bakes, prepare frosting. Combine 1/2 cup butter or margarine, milk and 2 tablespoons cocoa in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread warm frosting over cake as soon as it is taken from the oven. Cool.

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