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Homemade Almond Roca

Almond roca is a favorite of mine and I hope you will like it too.Roca

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 TBSP Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Almonds
  • 1/2 pound your favorite bar chocolate (Hershey’s is mostly used) melted in microwave or double boiler.

Instructions:

put first 5 ingredients into sauce pan or skillet and cook to a hard crack stage . Pour hot mixture into a lightly greased or non stick pan. (cookie sheet or similar) Spread melted chocolate over candy while both are still hot. Allow to cool and then break into pieces.

 

Uncle Bob’s Texas Ranch Sheet Cake

This is a super simple dessert and is one of my Dad’s favorites on his birthday. I got the recipe from my Uncle Bob and fell in love with the simplicity and great flavor.
Remember to read the entire thing before gathering your ingredients so you don’t miss anything.

TEXAS (RANCH) SHEET CAKE

BRING TO A BOIL:
2 STICKS OF BUTTER
4 TABLESPOONS COCOA
1 CUP WATER

REMOVE FROM HEAT AND MIX:

2 CUPS SUGAR                                    1/2 CUP BUTTERMILK
2 CUPS FLOUR                                      1 TEASPOON VA
1 TEASPOON BAKING SODA            2 EGGS (BEATEN)
1/2 TEASPOON SALT

POUR INTO A GREASED 13X15X1 INCH PAN AND BAKE AT 350 DEG. FOR 20 TO 25 MIN.

WHILE CAKE IS BAKING MAKE ICING:

1 STICK BUTTER
4 TABLESPOONS COCOA
4 TABLESPOONS BUTTERMILK

MELT AND MIX ON TOP OF STOVE (DO NOT BOIL)

ADD:
1 BOX POWDERED SUGAR
1CUP NUTS
1 TEASPOON VANILLA
KEEP MIXTURE WARM AND MELTED UNTIL CAKE IS REMOVED FROM OVEN.  POUR ICING ON HOT CAKE AND SMOOTH OVER CAKE WHILE IT IS STILL HOT.

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Photo isn’t mine either but it looks close. Found image on Google Images so props to the owner.