Texas Sheet Cake

Serve this easy dessert to the chocolate lovers in your family. It's also the perfect recipe for potlucks with a preparation time that's just over 30 minutes.

Texas Sheet Cake
Servings: 24 Prep 10 mins Bake 375°F 22 mins

Ingredients

Cake:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 16 ounce box confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Make It

Cake:

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees . Coat a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place butter, water and cocoa in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add flour, sugar and salt. Stir in sour cream, baking soda and eggs. Mix until blended; pour into prepared pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 22 minutes.

Frosting:

2. Place butter, milk and cocoa in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring until bubbly. Remove from heat; beat in sugar, vanilla and nuts. Spread on cake while still warm.