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Texas Sheet Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This chocolaty delight was one of my favorites growing up. The cake is so moist and the icing so sweet that everyone who samples it wants a copy of the recipe. -Susan Ormond, Jamestown, North Carolina"
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Ingredients

40 m servings
Original recipe yields 15 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; add to cocoa mixture. Stir in the sour cream until smooth. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter; add milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Pour over warm cake. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Footnotes

  • This recipe does not use eggs.

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I made this cake yesterday and it is so good,but I did make a mess with the frosting.The recipe called for me to bring to a boil the butter,milk and cocoa,well I did this,I took it off the stov...

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If you do an Allrecipes search for the most popular Texas Sheet Cake recipes, the top two that come up are pretty much duplicates of this one EXCEPT they both have eggs. Leads me to believe tha...

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I made this cake yesterday and it is so good,but I did make a mess with the frosting.The recipe called for me to bring to a boil the butter,milk and cocoa,well I did this,I took it off the stov...

Five Stars for Texas Sheet Cake! Substituted 1 Cup of Strong Brewed Coffee for the water. It really enhances the flavor of the chocolate.

FINALLY an EASY EGG-FREE cake for my nut/egg allergy son! Makes a lot, very tasty, and he LOVES it, along with everyone else in our home. Easy to make, easy to eat, and love the frosting that ta...

Excellent recipe. I love chocolate and this definitely satisfies a sweet tooth. Tastes just like the Texas sheet cake recipe my aunt used to bring to family functions! It is very easy to make...

Used this recipe for years and it is the best one I've found!!! I use nestle quik instead of cocoa powder but everthing else is same in recipe

Made these for friends and I was shocked! Absolutely amazing!! Great recipe when you want brownies but have not eggs! thanks

So good it was gone in two days. Only two people eating it. Love that chocolate.

If you do an Allrecipes search for the most popular Texas Sheet Cake recipes, the top two that come up are pretty much duplicates of this one EXCEPT they both have eggs. Leads me to believe tha...

Made it for my Native Texan husband's birthday. It was a big with all our friends. Both Texan and Non-Texan. I used light sour cream and it turned out fine.