Traditional Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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Traditional Texas Sheet Cake

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

For this recipe, it's best to use the 10x15-inch baking sheet as specified in the recipe, as Texas Sheet Cakes are supposed to be flat. You won't get a good result if you use a smaller baking pan in order to get a taller cake. Texas Sheet Cakes serve a large number of people, so it's a great choice for potluck parties.


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Serves:

32

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE:

2 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
sour cream
2 large
eggs
1 c
butter
1 c
water
5 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder

FROSTING:

6 Tbsp
milk
5 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c
butter
4 c
confectioner's sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
finely chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch pan.
2
Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat in the sour cream and eggs. Set aside. Melt the butter on low in a saucepan, add the water and 5 tablespoons cocoa. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly, then stir cocoa mixture into the egg mixture, mixing until blended.
3
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
4
For the icing: In a large saucepan, combine the milk, 5 tablespoons cocoa and 1/2 cup butter. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla, then fold in the nuts, mixing until blended. Spread frosting over warm cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium