Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    Servings


Ingredients

  • CAKE

  • 2

    sticks butter

  • 1

    cup water

  • ¼

    cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    cups granulated sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • ½

    cup sour cream

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • FROSTING

  • ¼

    cup (½ stick) butter

  • 3

    tablespoons milk

  • 1

    (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar

  • ½

    teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan, combine 2 sticks butter, water, and 1/4 cup cocoa powder; cook over low heat until butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and pour into a large heat-resistant bowl to cool. Add flour, granulated sugar, eggs, sour cream, baking soda and salt; beat until well combined then pour into a 10- x 15-inch rimmed baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean; set aside to cool. In a small saucepan, make frosting by melting the 1/4 cup butter with milk and the remaining cocoa powder over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; mix well then frost cooled cake. Note If you want to fancy this up a bit, sprinkle the frosting with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, broken-up pieces of your favorite chocolate candy bar, or Texas-sized whole shelled walnuts!


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