Texas Sheet Cake

By Mr. Food

Texas Sheet Cake

Ingredients

They say "everything in Texas is bigger than life," and that goes for our easy recipe for Texas Sheet Cake! This crowd-sized sheet cake will delight chocolate lovers, and definitely take the cake!

Serves: 28

Cooking Time: 30 min 

  • CAKE
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 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.
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