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Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
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Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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This chocolaty delight was one of my favorites growing up. The cake is so moist and the icing so sweet that everyone who samples it wants a copy of the recipe. -Susan Ormond, Jamestown, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 361 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the butter, water and cocoa to a boil. Remove from the heat. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; add to cocoa mixture. Stir in the sour cream until smooth.
  2. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter; add milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Pour over warm cake. Cool completely on a wire rack. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not use eggs.
Originally published as Texas Sheet Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2003, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 361 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"my icing did not turn out like picture, followed the directions, how do I get it like the photo

Thanks"

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Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"My cake didn't turn out. Was all mushy and I even cooked it longer. Dissappointed. I have seen this recipe with eggs??"

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Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"I used a slightly bigger sheet pan than called for but it rose over the pan and spilled into my oven! But the cake taste really good. I will make it again but will use an even bigger sheet pan."

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Reviewed May. 8, 2015

"Moist, delicious and very easy"

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015

"its in the oven right now and i just realized that i put in only a half a cup of butter. I'm hoping that its not a disaster. I also added some cinnamon. It smells good though."

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