Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

When my husband celebrated his last birthday, Texas sheet cake was the cake he wanted.  I was more than happy to comply.  This has to be one of the easiest cakes to make.  It always turns out and it is always a crowd pleaser.

Texas Sheet Cake

Often this cake has a chocolate, fudgy frosting.  In our family, though, we prefer a boiled butter vanilla icing.  It compliments the chocolate quite well.  It is also cute with the birthday sprinkles.

Texas Sheet Cake

As the name implies, this cake is made in a jelly roll pan.  It could conceivably serve many, many people.  Over the holidays, it served 14 and was gone by lunch the next day.  Yup, mine is a family that loves their dessert.

 

Texas Sheet Cake
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup oil or butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour cream
  • Boiled Butter Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar (4 loosely packed cups)
Instructions
  1. Boil the water, salt and cocoa, stirring until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Combine all of the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the cocoa mixture and beat with a mixer.
  5. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  6. In a saucepan, bring the butter to a rapid boil.
  7. Remove from heat and add the milk.
  8. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread on a warm cake.

 

 

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