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Texas Chocolate Cake                                       Jan Peterson

2 sticks oleo                                                          6 Tbsp. cocoa

2 cups sugar                                                         2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. salt                                                             2 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream                                              1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. vanilla


In large bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt.  Boil oleo, water and cocoa, and when ready, add to dry ingredients.  Add beaten eggs, sour cream, soda and vanilla.  Use jelly roll sheet or 2 x 13 inch pan (ungreased).  Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.  When 15 minutes have elapsed, time to make Chocolate Frosting.


Chocolate Frosting

6 Tbsp. cocoa                                                       1/3 cup milk

1 stick oleo                                                             1 box powdered sugar

1 tsp. salt                                                                1 cup chopped nuts

1 tsp. vanilla


Bring to boil the cocoa, milk and oleo.  Add powdered sugar, salt, chopped nuts, and vanilla.  Frosting is to be put on cake while it is still warm - and frosting cannot set in pan too long or it gets too hard.  The minute the frosting is done, it should be put on the cake.