Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake is a rich chocolate cake with a fudge like frosting with nuts. It's a simple dessert recipe that is sure to a favorite.
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 Sheet cake. Seriously this sheet cake is worth every calorie, it's so yummy!!
How To Make A Texas Sheet Cake
Now would also be a great time to preheat that oven to 400 degrees. Spray the sheet 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 the past, because of this happing. The best size sheet pan to use to make this Texas Sheet Cake recipe is a 15x10.
Using my mixer I added 2 cups of flour (which was sifted) 2 cups of sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt; set aside.
Next, I sifted ¼ 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, bringing 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.
With all the other ingredients together now would be the perfect time to stir in the sour cream and eggs. Adding the eggs and the dairy last helps to ensure that the eggs won't start to scrabble from the heat of the butter.
Once all the ingredients are combined pour into the prepared sheet cake pan. Place in a 400℉ oven and bake for 18- 20 minutes or until done.
Test the middle of the cake with a toothpick, if it comes out clean then it's done. If there is any batter on the toothpick then you will need to cook it longer.
How to Make Frosting For A Texas Sheet Cake
This has to be the easiest frosting to make and put on the cake as well, is a piece of cake.
I start to make the frosting just after I get the cake in the oven. The sheet cake isn't in that deep of a pan so it's a quick baking cake. You will want the frosting made before the cake is 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, ¼ cup baking cocoa (yes sifted), and ⅓ cup milk. Cook this until the 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. Set aside until the cake has finished baking.
Once the cake is baked pour the frosting over the cake, making sure to cover all the cake. Let cool before serving.
This Texas Sheet Cake recipe goes great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a cold glass of milk for a perfect dessert recipe.
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Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake
For the Cake
- 2 Cups Flour
- 2 Cups Sugar
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¼ Cup Cocoa
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 Large Eggs
- ½ Cup Sour Cream Can use plain Greek Yogurt
- ½ Cup Butter
- ¼ Cup Cocoa
- ⅓ Cup Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 5 Cups Powder Sugar
- 1 Cup Walnuts Optional
Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; set aside.
Next, add baking cocoa, butter, vanilla extract, and water to the saucepan, bring it all to boil.
Once the butter mixture has come to a boil slowly add to the flour mixture. Set mixer on low while combining all the butter mixture.
Slowly add one egg at a time as the mixer is on low speed.
Mix in the sour cream, scrap the sides of your mixing bowl to make sure all the ingredients are combined.
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.
In a medium-size saucepan, add butter, baking cocoa, and milk.
Cook this until mixture starts to bubble, remove from heat, and add 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.
Pour Frosting over cake let set up and serve
The nutritional value may vary depending on the ingredients used.
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