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Texas Sheet Cake

What you need: 

Cake:
nonstick spray
2 teaspoons flour
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup margarine (I use Earth Balance)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup nondairy milk
1/2 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup applesauce ** Icing:
6 tablespoons margarine
1/3 cup nondairy milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecans, chopped, optional

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 15x10" jellyroll pan with cooking spray and dust with the 2 teaspoons flour. (In lieu of a jellyroll pan, you can use a 13x9-inch cake pan.) Combine 2 cups flour and next four ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk.
2. Combine water, margarine, and cocoa in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; pour into flour mixture. Beat at a medium speed of a mixer until well-blended.
3. Mix nondairy milk and vinegar or lemon juice, and add "buttermilk," vanilla, and applesauce; beat well. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 17 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (if using 13x9-inch pan, bake for 22 minutes).
4. For icing, combine margarine, milk, and cocoa in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and gradually stir in powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Spread over hot cake. Cool completely. Sprinkled with pecans, if desired.
Please note: The cinnamon is NOT optional. It may sound weird, but it is the ingredient that makes this cake what it is--yummy!
**For the applesauce, do NOT substitute mashed banana, because it will ruin the flavor. You can, however, try substituting Ener-G Egg Replacer or some other egg replacer you like. I've just had best results with applesauce when making cakes, plus it is easy and cheap.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This cake is very good, next time though, I will put a bit less icing because the recipe makes too much and the cake is too sweet, it's almost half icing half cake. But for those who likes very sweet cake with lots of icing, don't change anything!

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my great grandmother, grandmother, and mother all made this cake for any family get together, non vegan of course. this recipe is so spot on to the original as far as cake density and flavor, my mother was even impressed.

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OMG!!!  Everybody MUST bake this cake!!  It is moist and full of flavor and richness!!  Any one who remembers their grandmothers making
this has to try it!!  The moistness and deep cinnamon chocolate flavors are incredible!!

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WOW!!!  I just made this and the icing is out of the world good!!!  I am waiting for the cake to cool so I can have a piece.  My grandmother used to make the best Texas Sheet Cake...this one smells good so far!  Thanks for posting it!

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I'm really excited to try this recipe because my grandmother has always made Texas sheet cake - non-vegan of course - and I've been stuck watching everyone else dig in!  Next time I'm going to bring my own and let them drool over it!

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This is absolutely the best cake I have EVER had!  I got soooo many compliments on how delicious and moist it is.  This recipe is now my staple cake recipe for any event I could possibly need a cake for.  The icing turned out great as well.  I am not a very big fan of cake or icing, but OMG, it is so good I even have yummy chocolatey cake dreams about it. :D

Yaaay, I'm so glad someone finally tried it!! It is by far my favorite cake too! So glad you enjoyed it! :-D

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This is absolutely the best cake I have EVER had!  I got soooo many compliments on how delicious and moist it is.  This recipe is now my staple cake recipe for any event I could possibly need a cake for.  The icing turned out great as well.  I am not a very big fan of cake or icing, but OMG, it is so good I even have yummy chocolatey cake dreams about it. :D

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This recipe is AMAZING! I am making my second cake today! Nice job uhblondie  ::)

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