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Texas Sheet Cake

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I’ve made this cake twice so far. Really a simple well tasting cake and moist. 

First time I made this for my daughter’s preschool valentine lunch. It was soooo delicious; the teachers and kids loved it.

I especially loved the icing; it is incredibly fudgy and yummy.

This is the “real” version of TX sheet cake that we grew up with here in Texas. If you want to try a treat this is it! Enjoy.

Servings: 12

Time:

Preparation time    15 minutes

Cooking time          20 minutes

Total                35 minutes

What do you need to make Texas Sheet Cake 

Cake –                                                              

1 cup butter                                                   

1 cup water                                                      

¼ cup cocoa powder                                      

2 cups sugar                                                  

2 cups flour                                                     

2 eggs                                                              

⅛ teaspoon baking soda 

½ cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla 

 Frosting – 

½ cup butter 

¼ cup cocoa powder 

¼ cup + 2 tablespoons milk 

1 lb powdered sugar 

½ teaspoon vanilla 

Pecans, chopped fine (optional) 

How to make Texas Sheet Cake

FIRST STEP:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a large sheet pan with baking spray 

Cake – in a saucepan over medium heat mix butter, water, and cocoa until butter is melted

a)

b)

c)

SECOND STEP:

In a bowl combine sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda 

Add butter mix to dry ingredients and stir

THIRD STEP:

Next add sour cream, vanilla, and eggs 

a)

b)

Pour onto baking sheet and bake 20 minutes

a)

b)

FOURTH STEP:

Frosting – in a saucepan over medium heat mix butter, cocoa, and milk and bring to a boil

Remove from heat ASAP and whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

FIFTH STEP:

Spread frosting on cake while it’s still hot

YAY!

Sprinkle chopped pecans over the top

YUM!

Slice, serve

Enjoy! 

YUM!

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cake -                                                              
  • 1 cup butter                                                   
  • 1 cup water                                                      
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder                                      
  • 2 cups sugar                                                  
  • 2 cups flour                                                     
  • 2 eggs                                                              
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda 
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  •  Frosting - 
  • ½ cup butter 
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder 
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons milk 
  • 1 lb powdered sugar 
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla 
  • Pecans, chopped fine (optional)

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a large sheet pan with baking spray 

Cake - in a saucepan over medium heat mix butter, water, and cocoa until butter is melted

SECOND STEP:

In a bowl combine sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda 

Add butter mix to dry ingredients and stir

THIRD STEP:

Next add sour cream, vanilla, and eggs 

Pour onto baking sheet and bake 20 minutes

FOURTH STEP:

Frosting - in a saucepan over medium heat mix butter, cocoa, and milk and bring to a boil

Remove from heat ASAP and whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla

FIFTH STEP:

Spread frosting on cake while it's still hot 

Sprinkle chopped pecans over the top 

Slice, serve

Enjoy! 

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 120Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 12gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 140mgSodium 28mgCarbohydrates 180gSugar 18gProtein 12g

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