September Feast – Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake is a dessert for all seasons.  It’s a combination of chocolate cake and pecan chocolate fudge.  Serve it with vanilla ice cream or vanilla bean gelato and you have a dessert that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.  It’s easy to put together and it travels well.

Texas Sheet Cake


Boil for one minute: 2 sticks margarine or butter, 1 cup water, and 4 Tbsp. cocoa.

Remove from the heat and add:

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

½ tsp. salt

2 beaten eggs (make sure the eggs are not added alone to the hot mixture)

8 oz. sour cream

1 tsp. baking soda

Stir mixture well and pour into a greased 15 ½ x 10 ½ x 5/8 in. pan (cookie sheet with sides).  Bake 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees.

Ice the warm cake.  While the cake is baking, begin preparing the icing.

Boil: 1 stick margarine or butter, 4 Tbsp. cocoa, 6 Tbsp. milk.  Boil one minute and keep stirring.

Add: 1 box confectioners’ sugar (4 cups), 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 cup chopped nuts (roast the nuts if possible).

Spread the frosting over the warm cake. Let the icing cool before cutting the cake.


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