I love Texas sheet cake! Chocolate, white...it doesn't matter. But they all have so much butter. I tried to lighten up an excellent white Texas sheet cake recipe I found on this site by using applesauce in place of some (but not all!) of the butter. To complement the flavor of apples, I also used chai spices for a little added flavor.

Aimee

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 10x15-inch cake
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Cake:
Icing:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 10x15-inch cake pan thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Bring water to a boil in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave oven or in a pot on the stovetop. Remove from heat and add chai tea bag. Let steep for 10 minutes; remove bag.

  • Combine chai tea, applesauce, and butter in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add flour, sugar, sour cream, eggs, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt and whisk until smooth. Pour batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes.

  • Remove cake from the oven.

  • Combine butter and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a light boil and remove from heat. Add confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon; whisk icing until smooth.

  • Pour icing over warm cake and smooth across the surface. Let cool thoroughly before cutting into 24 pieces.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 47g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 38mg; sodium 165.2mg. Full Nutrition
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