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Texas cake recipe?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by garnet, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. garnet

    garnet In the Brooder

    Jan 6, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    My grandma makes a great cake she calls Texas cake. She makes it in a big deep cookie sheet. If she doesn't happen to have all the ingridients she makes it anyway and calls it Arkansas cake. (I think its supposed to have nuts but she doesn't always have them)

    anyone know the recipe?
  2. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    never heard of it but would be interested in the recipe. Bet it's good!
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
  4. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
    I always find this "cake" interesting. It happens to go by whatever state name it's in. My grandmother always made it for special occasions and called it "Wacky Cake". They are in Indiana. My mom's friends in Texas call it a Texas sheet cake, and in Pennsylvania it's called an Amish Sheet Cake. Anyone else out there in another state have another name... this could be an interesting thread?

    Here's the Indiana recipe I know:

    Wacky Cake:
    2 c. sugar
    2 c flour
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp baking soda
    2 sticks margarine
    1 c. water
    4 Tbsp cocoa powder
    2 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 c. buttermilk

    Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Combine cocoa powder, Margarine and water in pot and bring to boil. Pour wet into dry. Add eggs and vanilla and buttermilk. Quickly pour into greased/floured cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

    1 stick margarine
    4 Tbsp cocoa powder
    6 Tbs buttermilk
    1 lb box 10x powdered sugar
    1/2- c. walnuts

    Melt margarine, buttermilk, and cocoa powder in pot. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and walnuts. Mix well and pour over cake while warm.
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    isn't it called Mississipi Mud cake too? or is that something else???
  6. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try it! I was just looking for a new chocolate cake recipe.
  7. BettyR

    BettyR Songster 10 Years

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    This has always been a big favorite with the kids.
    Edited to add: The cake recipe is not a typo...it doesn't have any baking powder in it...it's more of a brownie than a cake.

    Oklahoma Fudge Cake

    2 sticks butter
    2 cups sugar
    4 eggs
    1 1/2 cup flour
    1/2-teaspoon salt
    1/3-cup cocoa
    1-teaspoon vanilla
    Miniature marshmallows

    Preheat oven to 350°

    Stir together the flour, salt, and cocoa, set aside.

    Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat well. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each. Stir in dry ingredients by hand. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13" baking pan.

    Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove cake from oven and cover the top of the cake with marshmallows and return to the oven until they melt, being sure to let them get lightly brown.


    1 stick butter
    1/3-cup cocoa
    1/3-cup evaporated milk
    1 pound powered sugar
    Pinch salt
    1-teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup chopped pecans

    In a saucepan on the stove over very low heat, melt the butter, stir in cocoa, milk and half the sugar, beat well with a hand mixer or a wire whisk. Add remaining sugar and beat well, add salt and vanilla. Stir in pecans and drizzle over marshmallow topping.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
  8. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Im going to try this today! Ya got me with the marshmallows.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009

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