Wednesday night I decided despite moving, packing, cleaning, organizing, stressing, working, etc. I should make a stop by at some college friends' house for dinner. Each Wednesday the crew gets together, a meal is decided on, and everyone contributes. I knew I'd be there late and agreed to bring dessert. "I'm sure I can make something quickly yet delicious, no problem. Plus, it's been awhile since I've baked. It's about time." Well, of course I didn't decided on cookies or brownies or anything simple, I decided on Texas sheet cake- from scratch, with icing-from scratch. Who am I? I hurried home and started the process. Well, cooking to me is not only fun and creative, but a big stress reliever too. I told AP what I was making and was shocked to hear over her 18 years in Texas, she hadn't heard of it. What?! Texas Sheet Cake meet Annemarie. Annemarie meet Texas Sheet Cake.
I saw the cake on a blog and was excited to take a deep dive into making it. Memories of this cake are thanks to the ries family. Bev has a great recipe I'd love to get someday and I recall Anne asking for this cake on her birthdays. The cake was easy to make and the frosting warm and wonderful. I didn't get any of the second day tastings as I hear the flavors blend more then, but the initial results were lovely. I like the addition of chili powder- very Mexican hot chocolate-esque. Although Matt Saracen did not in fact show up to eat this cake, I'd make it again.