Makeover Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
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Makeover Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen cut half of the fat from the recipe Kristi Wells of Raleigh, North Carolina originally sent. The result, however, is nothing short of delicious. In fact, our tasting panel couldn't get enough of the moist chocolate cake and rich icing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fat-free milk

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 242 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 208 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the butter, water and cocoa just to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat. Combine the flours, sugar blend, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Combine the eggs, sour cream and applesauce; stir into butter mixture until blended.
  2. Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. 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, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Add the cocoa, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cake. Yield: 20 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter and Splenda sugar blend.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Makeover Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake in Light & Tasty October 2005, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 242 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 208 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Makeover Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

Fantastic!!! It is super moist and delicious. I add about 1 tsp of cinnamon to the cake. It makes all the difference.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

YUCK!!! It taste like a sponge. I even tried it twice.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

love the concept of this cake. (HolJen) if you try your ideas to bring down the fat content please let me know how it came out.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

Have to get the cholesterol down on this one..so how about egg beaters and " can't believe its not butter" all purpose, it is 50% less fat then butter..so what do youthink? Yes,no,maybe??

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

luved it

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