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    Grandma Nita's Sheath Cake

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    35 mins

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    20 mins

    Alleyicious's Note:

    This recipe came from my Grandma, it's super chocolatey and delicious (:

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    Serves: 8-10



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Sift flour, add sugar into large mixing bowl.
    3. 3
      In sauce pan, add margarine, shortening, cocoa and water. Bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Pour hot mixture over flour, and then add sugar. Mix well.
    5. 5
      Add buttermilk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and eggs. Mix well.
    6. 6
      Pour batter onto well greased cookie sheet (15 1/2 x 10 1/2).
    7. 7
      Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
    8. 8
      Now we make the frosting.
    9. 9
      5 minutes before cake is done, combine and bring to a boil in a sauce pan: margarine, cocoa, and milk.
    10. 10
      Remove from heat. Add vanilla, and powdered sugar.
    11. 11
      Beat until smooth.
    12. 12
      Spread over cake while hot. Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 21, 2012


      This cake is delicious and so quick and easy, I'm glad I have it in my arsenal for unexpected guests or if I get a craving for something quick and chocolaty. It is moist and tender and the icing is super sweet and cocoa-y. I love that in the time it took to pre-heat the oven the cake was ready to go in, and I was able to ice it directly after it came out. Quick and easy! I thought the cinnamon might be too strong, but it really blended with the chocolate and I couldn't taste it once the cake was baked and frosted. I used the same saucean for the frosting as for the hot mixture in the cake. It worked just fine and was one less dish I had to wash! I made a few small subs, I didn't feel like measuring crisco so I used all butter in the cake. My buttermilk had gone bad so I just used sour milk (1/2 tsp vinegar with the 1/2 cup of milk). I happened to have dutch process cocoa so I used that instead of natural. The recipe had a few inconsistiencies. So I pre-heated my oven to 400 degrees instead of 350, and added my sugar to my flour *before* the hot mixture as it says in one of the steps (instead of adding it *after* the hot mixture as it says in one of the other steps). This would be a 5-star recipe if it were a little more clear. Revied for Spring PAC 2012.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma Nita's Sheath Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (199 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 794.1
    Calories from Fat 238
    Total Fat 26.5 g
    Saturated Fat 6.2 g
    Cholesterol 47.9 mg
    Sodium 403.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 135.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 106.3 g
    Protein 6.6 g

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