Saturday, January 31, 2009

TEXAS SHEET CAKE

I'm sure most of you have either had this, or made it at one time or another. But for those of you who aren't as fortunate (haha) you simply must give this a try sometime! It's super easy to make and goes over REALLY well at any function. I like it because, not only does it taste good, but it serves 32 or more. So it's a good economical choice when you are feeding a crowd. And you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry, right now.

I like to do the top half nuts (chopped pecans) and half plain, to please everyone. The icing tastes like a thin fudge, it's so yummy with a tall glass of cold milk! Definitely not on WW, but a nice treat once in a while.

TEXAS SHEET CAKE

In a mixing bowl, combine the following, and set aside:

2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder

In a saucepan over med-high heat, combine the following and bring to a boil:

2 sticks butter or margarine
1 c. water
2 Tblsp. cocoa, heaping

While hot, add to flour mixture above. Cream will with mixer. Pour into greased and floured jelly roll pan (or cookie sheet with tall sides). Bake 20 min at 350. Frost while still warm.

FROSTING

1 stick butter or margarine
6 Tblsp. milk
2 Tblsp. cocoa

Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add all at once:

1 box powdered sugar (4 cups)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts

Stir until well combined. Pour over warm cake and spread evenly to edges.

11 comments:

Susan said...

This is one of my family's favorite desserts. So easy and quick to make - I like to make it when we're having a lot of people, like a college group, because almost everybody loves chocolate cake, and this one is always moist and yummy.

Nina in Portugal said...

I wish I had this recipe last week! i had to make two cakes for my girls class at school. One Texas Sheet Cake would have been plenty!!

I'm trying this tonight!!

Thanks!!

Aliene said...

I've make this quite often for church functions. The kids love it. The icing is like fudge. And what kid doesn't like chocolate?

Traci said...

You aren't posting the WW points for this one???? LOL LOL LOL

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! I absolutely LOVE this cake! But rarely make it because we are trying to cut out as many sweets as possible because of my husband's high triglicerides. Did not know that sugar is one of the main culprits when you have that problem until he was diagnosed! Still...wish I had a piece of that cake right now!!! :) By the way....I had lost 8/10 of a pound last week at WW. Not much but I was glad because I was afraid I had gained!

Marilyn

Bekah said...

Hi, I'm a friend of Athea's and she sent me to your blog. I can't wait to try your recipes...they all look so good.

Bekah said...

Yes, I'm Dick and Kathy's daughter.

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Alisa@Foodista said...

That is delicious! A friend of mine gave me the link to your site bec of this! Yum! This looks delicious!

Sandy Kay said...

This is different than the ones I've seen - NO eggs! Sounds simple and delicious - I'm anxious to try this version!