Monday, September 26, 2011

football and chocolate.

Before I share a very delicious, very tempting chocolate recipe with you I must comment on the current status of my beloved Texas Aggies.  This Aggie had high hopes that they would pull out a win this weekend against Oklahoma State, but it seems that we get a little cocky and can't seem to play in the second half.  And end up throwing the freaking game AWAY.  Even though we only lost by one point (thanks to OSU's intentional (I think) safety in the last few seconds) a loss is a loss, but I will stay true to my team. 

And while I am very excited about the official announcement tonight about the Aggies joining the SEC, I dread the first game against Alabama.  Until then I hope we beat the mess outta Arkansas in five days!  I've been informed that if we beat Arkansas this year that the farmer is moving to the farm trailer for a week.  I've also been asked to not rub it in.  Although the Razorbacks got their backside kicked by Alabama on Saturday, that doesn't mean they will get it kicked this week.  Just sayin'. 

I don't really care about football.  Can you tell?

Moving right along to a very delicious chocolate cake recipe.  The occasion was my mother-in-law's birthday and while I could have made a half recipe for just her I failed to resist temptation and made one to keep for myself.  The farmer can't stay away either so needless to say our half of the cake was gone two days later.

There are no cutting calories in this recipe so just suck it up and forget about eating healthy.

In a saucepan, combine margarine, water, and cocoa.

While the margarine and cocoa mixture is boiling, sift together flour and sugar.

Once it starts to boil, mix with the flour and sugar mixture and beat until well blended.

At this point you will get too caught up in cooking to remember you are taking pictures.  Add buttermilk, eggs, soda, and vanilla.  Beat until all ingredients are mixed well.  Pour into your pan and bake for 20 minutes. 

While the cake is baking, bring margarine, cooca, and milk to a boil.

Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla.  Beat with mixer until creamy.

Pour over the cake which is resting on your desk because your kitchen is an absolute disaster and there is not one single piece of counter space available until you clean up your mess.
(I really had NO counter space for the cake to sit and I have quite a bit of counter space!  I had utensils, pots, mixer, flour, sugar, etc. EVERYWHERE. Quite embarrasing.  In my defense I was cooking Poppy Seed Chicken at the same time.)
Once the icing hardens just a little, get you a fork and dig in.  But try to stop after the first bite. 
It's hard my friend, trust me, it's hard. 

Chocolate Sheath Cake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 sticks margarine
1 cup water
4 teaspoons cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Sift flour and sugar together.  In sauce pan, bring to boil margarine, water, and cocoa.  After it is boiling, add to flour and sugar mixture and beat until blended.  Add buttermilk, eggs, soda, and vanilla.  Continue beating until all ingredients are mixed well.  Pour into 11x15 pan and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

While baking, start the icing.

1 stick margarine
4 teaspoons cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
1 box (16 oz) powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Bring margarine, cocoa, and milk to a boil.  Mix well.  Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla.  Beat with mixer until creamy.  Pour over cake as soon as it is removed from oven.



Cathy said...

Reminds me of all those Sundays we watch the Cowboys play and ate No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. Chocolate and football go together.

Lollipops & Pig Tails said...

Wow, sound amazing!

Katie @ Modern-Day Family said...

yes we do not speak of that game at our house.. ouch. it was not pretty! Hope you marriage survives this weekend. And I hope y'all whoop those hogs for my sake :) Oh and that Sheath cake?!?! which i always thought it was sheet cake? looks DELISH


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