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Texas Sheet Cake

Ingredients 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups  all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (for topping)

Instructions 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 17×11″ cookie sheet pan.
  • In a saucepan, mix the butter, water and cocoa powder. Bring to a low boil.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, flour and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry mixture to the chocolate and mix well.
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Add the sour cream and baking soda. Mix well.
  • Pour into the greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • *Plan to make the frosting about 15 minutes before the cake is done. The cake should be frosted while it is warm.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium low heat.
  • Add the cocoa powder and milk. Heat just until the mixture starts to bubble. Remove from the heat.
  • Using a hand mixer, gradually beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla until completely blended.
  • Spread the frosting on the cake as soon as it is out of the oven. 
  • Allow the cake to cool completely.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

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