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Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

My husband is from Texas, and we love Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake. This recipe is oh-so-good. —Kristi Wells, Raleigh, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring the butter, water and cocoa just to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Combine the eggs and sour cream; stir into butter mixture until blended.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add cocoa, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cake. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 359 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.