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Texas Sheet Cake

2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. sour cream or 1/2 c. buttermilk
2 sticks butter or margarine
4 tbsp. cocoa
1 c. water

Place 2 sticks of butter, 4 tablespoons cocoa and 1 cup water over medium heat and bring to a boil. Pour over the flour and sugar mixture. Mix well. Add all other ingredients. Mix well. Pour into a greased and floured cookie sheet pan, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Cookie sheet must be a deep cookie sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 23 minutes. Ice while cake is hot.

Chocolate Frosting
1 stick butter
4 tbsp. cocoa
6 tbsp. milk
1 lb. box powdered sugar
1 c. pecans, chopped
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Five minutes before cake is finished, make frosting. Mix together butter, cocoa and milk. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from stove and add sugar, nuts and vanilla. Mix well. Pour over cake while hot.

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