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Chocolate Texas Sheet cake on a white plate.

Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

This Texas sheet cake is big on taste. The use of sour cream in the recipe makes this sheet cake super moist. The cocoa gives
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Dessert Recipes, Cake, Chocolate, Dessert, Dessert Recipe, Easy Dessert Recipe With Few Ingredients, Easy Dessert Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 25 Slices
Calories 344 kcal

Ingredients

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

The Frosting

  • ½ Cup Butter
  • ¼ Cup Cocoa
  • Cup Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Cups Powder Sugar
  • 1 Cup Walnuts Optional

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 400-degrees.

  2. In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; set aside.

  3. Next, add baking cocoa, butter, vanilla extract, and water to the saucepan, bring it all to boil. 

  4. 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.

  5. Slowly add one egg at a time as the mixer is on low speed. 

  6. Mix in the sour cream, scrap the sides of your mixing bowl to make sure all the ingredients are combined. 

  7. 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.

Frosting

  1. In a  medium-size saucepan, add butter, baking cocoa, and milk. 

  2. Cook this until mixture starts to bubble, remove from heat, and add vanilla extract.

  3. 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.
  4. Pour Frosting over cake let set up and serve

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake
Serving Size
 
25 Servings
Amount per Serving
Calories
344
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
54
mg
18
%
Sodium
 
203
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
81
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
50
g
17
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
40
g
44
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
408
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
24
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.