Helen's Chocolate Walnut Texas Sheet Cake

Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

This cake came to more family picnics over the years than some members of the family! The recipe came from our dear family friend, Helen, written about when I posted her scrumptious "Helen's Cheesy Potatoes."

Just 2 suggestions: (1) Assemble your ingredients before you start. Often, you can measure out the same ingredient for two different steps of the recipe, saving time. (2) Make sure you use a jelly roll pan (~17 x 12 x 1") for this cake, especially the 1" deep sides. I won't say how I know this... =^..^=


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Serves:

16-20 or more, depending on serving size

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

2 stick
margarine
1 c
water
4 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 c
sugar
2
eggs
2 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 c
sour cream
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
vanilla extract

FOR THE GLAZE:

1 stick
margarine
4 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
6 Tbsp
milk
3 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
some
chopped walnuts, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mist a jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
2
In a saucepan, bring to a boil the 2 sticks of margarine, water, and cocoa powder. Stir often. Remove from heat and allow to cool a little while you assemble the next set of cake ingredients.
3
In a mixing bowl, add the sugar, eggs, flour, sour cream, salt, baking soda, and vanilla. Gently blend with the mixer.
4
Then add the cocoa mixture and mix until well-blended.
5
Pour the batter into the prepared jelly roll pan, then bake for 17-25 minutes. Check early, testing with a toothpick in the center of the cake.
6
WHILE THE CAKE IS BAKING, MAKE THE GLAZE after washing the beaters to the mixer.
7
In a saucepan, bring to a boil the stick of margarine, milk, and cocoa powder, stirring often. Remove from heat and add the powdered sugar and vanilla to the saucepan. Beat with the mixer until well-blended.
8
Pour the glaze over the HOT FROM THE OVEN cake, spreading evenly.
9
Add walnuts, if desired, to the hot glazed cake. Cool on a baking rack until room temperature. Then stand back to avoid the stampede! =^..^=

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy