Classic Texas Sheet Cake

Classic Texas Sheet Cake
Classic Texas Sheet Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Cake:

  • 2

    cups all-purpose

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    cup butter

  • 1

    cup water

  • 3

    tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa

  • 1/2

    cup buttermilk

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 2

    eggs, slightly beaten

  • Frosting:

  • 1/2

    cup butter

  • 3

    tablespoons baking cocoa

  • 6

    tablespoons milk

  • 2 1/2

    cups powdered sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1

    cup chopped nuts

Directions

1. Heat oven to 325. Spray 15x10x1 inch baking ban with cooking spray. 2. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt; set aside. 3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup butter, the water and 3 T. baking cocoa to boiling. Remove from heat. Pour over flour mixture in bowl; stir until well mixed. Add buttermilk, baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the eggs; stir until well blended. Pour into pan, spreading evenly. 4. Bake 22-25 minutes or until tookpick inserted in center comes out clean. 5. Meanwhile, in another 2-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter, 3 T. baking cocoa and the milk to simmering. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and 1 t. vanilla with whisk until smooth. Stir in pecans. 6. Pour frosting over hot cake. Cool completely before cutting, about 1 hour.

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