Thursday, November 15, 2012

Texas Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Icing and A Day Out and About

This cake always comes through in a pinch. It's quick, moist and chocolaty, and pairs perfectly with some ice cream for an easy, sweet tooth satisfying dessert. I had some leftover icings in the fridge from some other goodies I had made and this cake provided the perfect opportunity to use them up. Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Why not?
1 cup butter
1 cup water
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup sour cream
Combine the first three ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Combine the dry ingredients with a wire whisk. Add to the cocoa mixture and stir. Then add the sour cream and stir until smooth.
Bake in a non stick sprayed 10 x 15 inch pan for 20-25 minutes or until cake is done to your preference.
These are not the traditional icings that go with this cake but they worked and it was scrumptious!
I spent the day today on the truck with my husband (and even remembered my camera this time!☺) This is something we both enjoy occasionally. They have a few developments they deliver propane to that are a bit further away so I've been going along when he goes there. It was a bit chilly but a gorgeous, sunny day. I'll share a few pictures of the day with you.

I know Turkey Buzzards are not beautiful but if you think about the great service they do for humanity, saving us from all manner of harm and disease, they become a bit more tolerable. And I liked how he looked against the sky as he went gliding by.

Doing his thing. As big and clumsy as these trucks look, he is a pro at handling that thing. I don't think I'll be trading in my spatulas any time soon to drive his trucks.

And here is a beautiful (unedited) reminder of His presence with us after some tough news this week.
God has a plan and He knows what He's doing. We don't doubt that for even a minute!
We trust Him!
♥ Blessings to all of you tonight!♥

Ms. enPlace


  1. Scrumptious looking cake! And a great way to use up frosting. It looks pretty with this layers like that, too!

    I'm so glad you posted the other photos! How fun...cute, cute couple! :) And that sunset is like what we've been editing needed...they are gorgeous just as is!

    1. Thank You Betsy! :)

      I think that sunset was just for us. I just happened to see it, quickly took two pictures and walked inside and it faded soon after that.

  2. Gorgeous photos! That cake looks decadent & delicious!

  3. Good morning, Martha!

    All the times I have made Texas Sheet Cake I have never thought to add icing. You took it to another level and it sounds and looks so good. I am heading to your peanut butter frosting post and look forward to making these for my family. I will let you know when I do :)

    Beautiful photos of your day out with your husband and especially the one of the two of you ~ adorable!

    Kindly, Lorrane

  4. Amen Martha! He does have a plan and we've learned, though experience that His plan is always good even when it doesn't make sense and seems to be just the opposite of how we think things should go. We had a time when I was praying so fervently for things to move in a certain way and it seemed the harder I prayed the worse things got. Now, looking back I see how He so totally answered my prayers in ways that I could never have conceived with my little pea brain.
    I love your TSC. I've been making this for a hundred years but I've never done it with a peanut butter icing! YUM!

  5. What a great day you had. Cruising with the hubby:) And an awesome Texas Sheet Cake to boot. Awesome.

    Hope your weekend is totally awesome and thank you so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

  6. What a sunset! I've never thought about adding peanut butter to sheet cake...but that sounds like an excellent plan. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Martha, I'm stopping by from See Ya In The Gumbo. Your Texas Sheet Cake looks delicious, wonderful with the addition of the topping!
    You live in such a beautiful place, nice photos!

  8. Great combination of flavors. Can't wait to try it.