Helen's Chocolate Walnut Texas Sheet Cake

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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... =^..^=

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Helen's Chocolate Walnut Texas Sheet Cake

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! =^..^=

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About Helen's Chocolate Walnut Texas Sheet Cake

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



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