Texas Sheet Cake

Posted: October 4

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 32 servings

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Craving a chocolatey dessert? Then try this amazing Texas Sheet Cake recipe! This moist and rich chocolate cake is a delicious delight, fit for a Texas-sized celebration! Don't keep your guests waiting—this dish can be prepared and served in 30 minutes or less!


• 2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 cups white sugar • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup sour cream • 2 eggs • 1 cup butter • 1 cup water • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder For the icing: • 6 tablespoons milk • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder • 1/2 cup butter • 4 cups confectioners' sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 cup chopped walnuts, plus more for topping (optional)


Step 1

To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Prepare a 10x15-inch baking dish by greasing with nonstick cooking spray and flouring.

Step 3

Combine the sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Beat in the eggs and sour cream. Set aside.

Step 4

In a saucepan, melt the butter on low, then add in 5 tablespoons of cocoa and the water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from heat.

Step 5

Let it cool slightly (5 minutes), then stir the cocoa mixture into the egg mixture, until fully blended.

Step 6

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 7

To prepare the icing, in a large saucepan, combine 5 tablespoons of cocoa, 1/2 cup of butter, and milk. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.

Step 8

Mix in the vanilla and confectioners' sugar, then fold in the nuts, mixing until fully combined.

Step 9

Spread the frosting over the warm cake before serving. Top with additional walnuts, if desired.

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