Grandma Parker’s Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

I have been bugged by many people to put this recipe on my blog. (Chantel, this is mainly for you!) Since I am making it for the 4th of July, it occurred to me to add it to my blog. This recipe that was handed down from my Grandma Parker. If you like chocolate, you will love this cake.



2 cups of sugar
2 cup of flour
1 cup of butter
1/2 cup of shortening
1 cup water
3 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

In large mixing bowl combine sugar and four; set aside. In a saucepan melt the butter, shortening, water and cocoa. Heat to almost a boil, combine with the sugar/flour mixture. When mixed well, add the remaining ingredients (buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla). Pour into a greased and floured long cake pan. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.



3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter
4 tbsp milk


Place the powdered sugar in a large bowl; set aside. In a saucepan, bring to boil the butter and cocoa. When boiling, pour over powdered sugar and add the milk. Beat well. Mix in vanilla. Pour the frosting over the hot cake. Frosting will harden as it cools.