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My Mama made this for years and I loved it. When my mama died someone took her cookbook where she had this written in the back cover. Now I have it again. It’s one of the best cakes and so easy to make. Thank you!
Oh, I forgot to say that I also added an extra two tablespoons of cocoa powder to both the batter and the glaze. I like it a bit darker, but that’s just a personal preference.
This was wonderful! I added a bit more salt to the glaze, and I added coconut in addition to the pecans, which I toasted beforehand, but kept everything else the same. Thank you for sharing!
Love this recipe, have used it for many, many years. We called it yum yum chocolate cake bake in the day!
I’ve tried multiple recipes over the years… This one was served at our neighborhood block party and very well received. This recipe created a cake that was light and fluffy topped with a just-gooey-enough icing and crunchy pecans. My new favorite version of an old favorite recipe.
Cake was not deep chocolate and the frosting was too fudgy and grainy although I beat it thoroughly with an electric mixer. I was really disappointed.
I have been making this cake for over 50 years. This is a family favorite and frequently requested by friends. Your recipe is exactly how I make mine.
I made it for a community event, it’s all gone!
I’ve been making this for years as well…Like one of the previous posters, I also add some cinnamon to the batter, and, often, a little bit of cayenne pepper as well (maybe 1/4-1/2 tsp, just enough to leave a tingle on my tongue if I taste the dry ingredients).
I’ve made a recipe similar to this and it was fantastic. Mine used 3/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup butter. It used sour cream rather than buttermilk and extra egg yolks. But pretty much the same recipe. I fixed it for a wake I catered and it was really a hit. I also took it to a pot luck reunion and again it was a hit. You won’t regret making this. Just know that you may have to share it with neighbors, friends and relatives as it makes a large cake and it is rich but oh so yummy.
I use chocolate chips as the frosting and when melted spead with an offset knife
and sprinkle with the pecans. Always a hit with the family and potlucks. Yum yum yum!!!
Try adding 1tsp cinnamon to the batter. I never tried adding to frosting, too. Was baking this cake 45 years ago
Of course I had to make it! I’m deep in the heart of Texas! It was a hit amongst the 20-odd Soldiers we served it to here in Fort Hood.
Um, I’ve never made this cake before but it sounds AMAZING!
Better with butter milk I make the same exact recipe without the salt instead of milk I do buttermilk
I’m a 5th generation Texan and yes, this is the real deal. It is at every summer family reunion and neighborhood bbq. If you are lucky, another family brings homemade vanilla ice cream.
I’ve been making a variation of this for a million years, but the last time I made it, I used half milk and half bourbon in the frosting. It was an excellent life decision.
Try adding a heaping tsp of cinnamon to the cake and the icing. Then it will be a REAL Texas sheet cake!