Sunday, August 31, 2008

Texas Sheet Cake

This dessert has been served at countless family gatherings, both casual and fancy. there are many versions of this easy chocolate cake that serves a large crowd. This Texas sheet cake is made with sour cream and cocoa and a frosting with chopped nuts.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Frosting, below
  • chopped pecans
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 box (1 pound) confectioners' sugar, sifted (4 1/4 cups sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preparation:
Cake

  1. Combine butter, water, and cocoa in saucepan over medium heat; heat until butter melts.
  2. Add sugar, flour, salt, eggs, soda, sour cream, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Pour into a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan (Cookie Sheet) .
  4. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  5. Spread frosting over hot cake and sprinkle with chopped pecans or walnuts, OR NOT!
For frosting
  1. Combine butter, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with electric mixer.
  3. Spread over the hot sheet cake then sprinkle with chopped pecans.

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