Thursday, April 11, 2013

Texas Sheet Cake

How have you all been doing? I've been taking a blogging break over the last couple of weeks. Whew, where does time go? Each day I think about doing a post but at the end of the day, I've just been exhausted. Do you ever have times like that?
 Texas Sheet Cake
Texas Sheet Cake

I thought today that I'd share a fabulous recipe for a cake that I made yesterday. My sweet daughter, Molly, had a birthday, she turned 17. Happy Birthday, Molly! She asked me to make her a Texas Sheet Cake. Have you ever tried it?? It's so yummy and chocolatey. If you have a craving for chocolate...then this is your cake. I know there are several versions of the cake but this is the recipe that I've used for years and it always turns out great every time.

Texas Sheet Cake
1 cup butter
1 cup water
1/4 cup baking cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream
Icing: 
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. milk
3 Tbs baking cocoa
3 & 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Cake directions
In a large saucepan, bring the butter, water and cocoa to a boil. Remove pan from heat. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir those four ingredients into the cocoa mixture. Then stir in sour cream until smooth. Pour into a greased 15in x 10in x 1in baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. (check you own oven..it takes 22 minutes in mine). 
Icing directions
In a saucepan, melt butter; add milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Pour over warm cake and smooth out icing on top. Cool completely~then enjoy :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by
Enjoy the cake recipe and 
have a wonderful day! 

From the Heart,
Jana

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4 comments:

  1. Oh I just love sheet cake! All I need is a big glass of milk :)

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  2. Jana, this looks so delicious! YUMMY!! Just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  3. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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