Thursday, September 11, 2014

Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

I have been making this cake for years. It is a great cake to take to a big gathering since it serves a lot. Who doesn't love chocolate cake with chocolate icing?

Cake Ingredients:
2 sticks butter
5 TBS cocoa
1 cup water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla

Combine butter, cocoa and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat; stirring constantly.  Add flour, sugar, salt and baking soda to chocolate mixture.  Mix well to combine.

Beat eggs, sour cream and vanilla together and add to cake mixture. Stir to combine.

Pour cake batter into a greased 10x15 pan.  Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

Icing Ingredients:
1 stick butter
4-5 TBS cocoa
6 TBS milk
Dash of salt
1 tsp Vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

While the cake is baking, combine the butter, cocoa, milk and salt in a sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat until the butter has melted; stir constantly.  Do not boil.  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and powdered sugar.  Ice the cake as soon as you remove it from the oven.  Sprinkle with pecans if using.


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