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Red Velvet Texas Sheet Cake

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 2 - 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 oz. red food coloring

Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Mix flour and sugar together in a large bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat bring the water, butter (1 stick), shortening, buttermilk and cocoa to a light boil and then pour over the flour mixture and stir until blended.
  • Gradually add the eggs, vanilla, food coloring and soda; mix well.
  • Pour into a lightly greased 11x17 inch pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • To make the icing blend together butter (1 stick), cream cheese and vanilla.
  • Add the powdered sugar gradually and blend until light and fluffy.
  • Spread over warm cake.