Texas sheet cake with ganache frosting

Texas sheet cake with ganache frosting

I don’t know what a texas sheet cake is, but it really looked yummy and I wanted  try it. It turn out pretty good. With a chocolate ganache frosting. Enjoy.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 

  • Directions

    1. Cake Grease a 15X10X1-inch or jelly roll pan or a 13X9X2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, and 1 cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. With an electric hand-held mixer on medium speed, beat chocolate mixture into the dry mixture until thoroughly blended. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin). Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350° oven about 25 minutes for the 15X10-inch pan or 35 minutes for the 13X9-inch pan, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. 

     http://cookeatshare.com/recipes/texas-sheet-cake-354129
    Ganache
    16 ounces of semi- sweet or bitter sweet
    16 ounces of heavy cream

    Chop chocolate {if not chips} Heat heavy cream in sauce pan. Make sure it doesn’t over boil.
    In heat safe bowl pour cream of chocolate and whisk until smooth. Set aside for a few mins. Then pour over the cool cake. Spread to cover the cake and chill for 2 hours. So it has a thick well set layer. Enjoy.



    1. Pour ganache  over cake and chill for 2 hours

    Remove from fridge, let stand a couple of mins then eat.
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