December 15, 2017

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

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Texas Sheet Cake

Also known as Texas Sheet Cake.  But you could call it anything.  The name doesn’t really matter.

It’s so simple, yet so rich.

So easy, yet so dark and mysterious.

And I am all out of poetic things to say about it.

You just have to try this cake!  The cake is good enough, so moist and yummy.  But the fudge icing!?!

You see how the icing appears to have melted right into the cake?  That’s because that’s what it does.  And oh. my. goodness.

Are you kidding me!?!

My mom made it through the years as I was growing up, and I remember the way she would take walnut halves and carefully place them on top of the icing, perfectly symmetrical, so that each piece of cake had one.  I remember tasting the subtle hint of cinnamon and asking her about that, and how we talked about how much we loved this cake.  I miss her.  Cooking and baking the things that she cooked and baked somehow comforts me.  I’m so thankful I learned so many of her recipes, and took the time to write down the ones I didn’t have memorized.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, or strawberries if you want to be super fancy.  But honestly, this cake is sweet enough all by itself!

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  1. um….yeah….I think I gained five pounds just LOOKING at this!

  2. Oh, my!! that is exactly the cake my Mom used to make for us when we were kids. Except the frosting didn’t take buttermilk just milk. But it was wonderful because it would leak into the cake and it was like you were eating one thing not cake and frosting. Yummy!!

  3. Caroline Boekee says:

    I lost my Mom 6 years ago on April 4 of this year and I have her recipe box filled with recipes in her own handwriting. The most precious one is her “Birthday Cake” recipe which I came across last summer and I made it as a surprise for my Dad’s 80th birthday. That meant alot to him which in turn was a “comfort” moment for me!

  4. Hi there! I’m a huge fan! 🙂 well I just made this cake and it was super yummy and very easy to make! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  5. Jane Hyden says:

    I love this cake too….yummy. It is so special to have your mom’s recipes…I have my moms and my grandmas. I don’t use them very often, but it is fun to sometimes just sit and look through them and remember….they were both such good cooks and wonderful women.

  6. Sarah Bass says:

    I’m so happy to see this recipe posted here! I make this cake. The original recipe card is in my late grandmother’s hand (in my mom’s possession). It calls for oleo instead of butter. 😀 I copied it when I went to college. Now I like to make it for special gatherings or Church pot-Providence occasionally. I always think of my Mamaw when I make it. And it’s always a big hit! 🙂 I wonder if it would be good with coconut oil? Hmm…

  7. Sylwia Hoffman says:

    I used half whole wheat flour and it was still very delicious!!

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