Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

My mom has made this delicious cake since I was in grade school. Something I realized making it today is that it is really easy and fast - always a plus!

Texas Sheet Cake

The Cake

Boil in saucepan:
1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks)
1 C. water
4 T. cocoa
(don't let it cool)

Mix in a large bowl:
2 C. flour
2 C. sugar
1/8 t. salt

Pour hot mixture into flour mixture.

Mix in a small bowl:
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. baking soda
1/2 C. sour cream

Add egg mixture to flour/cocoa mixture.

Pour into a sheet pan and bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.

The Icing

Boil in a saucepan:
1 stick butter
4 T. cocoa
6 T. milk

Remove from heat and add:
1 -one pound box (16 oz.) of confectioner's sugar, sifted
1 t. vanilla

Pour icing over hot cake, spread, cool, and enjoy!


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Angie's Spot said...

Oh.My.Head. I think I just found the birthday cake I'm going to make for myself this week. LOL!

jayna said...

Mmmm, Texas Sheet Cake!

Fun story - This is the husband's all time favorite and he has had it for his birthday every year. We got married and I got the recipe from MIL. Three years down the road, three inedible cakes, and I figure out she sabotaged me with recipe.

I finally mastered it, but I still haven't let go of that one :-)

mo.stoneskin said...

What more can I say? I want it.

Rachel said...

We grew up eating this and it's an absolute favorite! NOM NOM NOM!

Michelle Smiles said...

I'm not a big texas sheet cake fan but that does look yummy! (And LOL @ the commenter whose MIL sabotaged her.)

Momo Fali said...

You had me at cocoa.

Hoosier Homemade said...

That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

OMG you're killing me! My mom makes a very similar cake and it's my favorite. Love it with a tall glass of cold milk.

Ellen aka Ellie said...

Sheet pan? Like a 9 x 13 or a "jelly roll pan" (bigger and more shallow)?

Rima said...

Holy heck, that looks awesome. Mouthwatering Monday, indeed!

Myca said...

Yummy beyond belief....Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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