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Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"'My husband is from Texas, and we love Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake,' notes Kristi Wells of Raleigh, North Carolina. 'This recipe is oh-so-good, but I wish I knew how to lighten it up a bit.'"
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Ingredients

45 m servings
Original recipe yields 20 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan, bring the butter, water and cocoa to a boil. Remove from the heat. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Combine the eggs and sour cream; stir into butter mixture until blended.
  2. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add cocoa, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cake.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: 1 piece equals 359 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Moist chocolate cake, great for snacking. Not too strongly flavored, but the icing was a bit too sweet. I thought the icing needed more chocolate flavor like fudge, but it was still good with th...

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I made this for a friend's birthday & it tasted good but the cake itself had white bumps in it (not chewy) just visually looked liked bugs were baked in it. Maybe I added the hot mixture to the...

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Moist chocolate cake, great for snacking. Not too strongly flavored, but the icing was a bit too sweet. I thought the icing needed more chocolate flavor like fudge, but it was still good with th...

This is just like I remember when I was a kid. This cake is super EASY and moist. Thanks for the memories! I did not have a sheet cake pan and baked it in a 9 X 13. It worked just the same...

This cake is INCREDIBLE!! For the frosting, I added another cup of confectionery sugar and another tablespoon of milk. (cause I like it thick) Thank you!

I loved this recipe! The cake came out perfectly. I loved the icing as well. I followed the recipe to the letter except that I baked it in a 13X9X2 inch glass pan because that's all I had. I bak...

I've been treated to this chocolate mess for over 20 years! Finally made this on my own and received the best compliment of all - my boss ate 3 pieces!

I've been making this for 25 years. I swap out the 1 c. water for coffee and add cinnamon to the dry ingred. I'm not a measuring kind of person, but probably 1/2 teaspoon is good. This is alway...

Good cake. The kids loved the frosting. The cake itself needs a little more punch of chocolate but I just like chocolate. Thanks for sharing.

The best cake!!

Made this for a big group bbq and it was a hit! The frosting was scrumptious and overall super easy to make. Definantely answered my cravings for a yummy chocolate fix...:)