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Texas sheet cake
Everything is bigger in Texas right? This Texas sheet cake is big on taste. The use of sour cream in this recipe makes for a super moist sheet cake. While the cocoa gives the cake the sweet chocolaty taste everyone loves. Let’s not forget this amazing chocolate frosting that tops this Texas Sheetcake. Seriously this sheet cake is worth every calorie, it’s so yummy!!
The cake Part
First, you will need the right pan. I had been searching all over for one for some time with no luck, until this past summer. I found one when I was at an outlet mall, I don’t know why I never thought to just go check out Amazon. Don’t worry I made it easier for you to find the perfect pan by going here.
Spray the sheet cake pan with cooking spray, here’s a tip for you. When using the cooking spray I make sure to spray the pan over the sink, I have made the mistake of not doing this and getting a slick kitchen floor because of the cooking spray. There may have been some slipping and sliding of kids in past, because of this happing.
Now would also be a great time to preheat that oven to 400 degrees.
Using my mixer I added 2 cups of flour (which was sifted) 2 cups of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside.
Next, I sifted 1/4 cup of baking cocoa to make sure that there were no lumps which I then put in a medium-size saucepan. I then added 2 sticks of butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup water to the saucepan, brought it all to boil. Once the butter mixture has come to a boil slowly add to the flour mixture. Have your mixer on low while combining all the butter mixture.
Once all the ingredients are combined pour into prepared sheet cake pan. Place in a 400-degree oven and bake for 18- 20 minutes or until done.
This has to be the easiest frosting to make and putting it on the cake is well, a piece of cake. I start to make the frosting just after I get the cake in the oven. It’s not that deep of a pan so it’s a quick baking cake, you want the frosting done so when the cake comes out you can pour the frosting on the cake right away.
Back to that medium-size saucepan, add 1 stick butter, 1/4 cup baking cocoa (yes sifted) and 1/3 cup milk. Cook this until mixture starts to bubble, remove from heat, and add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Gradually stir in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time until you have 5 cups added. If you like walnuts then this would be the perfect time to add them to the frosting.
Once the cake is baked pour the frosting over the cake, making sure to cover all the cake. Let cool before serving, but it also tastes good served a little warm.
Pour a nice cold glass of milk and cut your self a big piece of this delicious Texas sheet cake and enjoy ~Jenny