Traditional Texas Sheet Cake

Traditional Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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Vickie Parks

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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

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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

How to Make Traditional Texas Sheet Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch pan.
  • 2Combine 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.
  • 3Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • 4For 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.

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About Traditional Texas Sheet Cake

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




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