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Sheath Cake by

Source: Gail Bowers Marlin

Start the icing recipe 5 min before the cake is done. I think this recipe is really called a sheet cake, but we found it in a cookbook typed as sheath cake.


* 2 cups sugar
* 2 cups flour
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/2 cup Crisco
* 1 stick butter
* 4 Tbsp. cocoa
* 1 cup water
* 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 2 eggs, slightly beaten
* 1 tsp. baking soda
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
* 1 tsp. vanilla


Sift together the sugar, flour and salt. Pour Crisco, butter, cocoa and water in saucepan. Bring to a boil & pour over sugar & flour mixture. Stir well & add to buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix well.

Pour into 11x16" greased pan.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

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