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Texas Sheet Cake

Serves 16-20     adjust servings

This Texas Sheet Cake recipe is THE ONE, you guys! As in, the only one you will ever need. Sour cream in the cake and the glaze, brown sugar, and extra cocoa make this the BEST chocolate sheet cake of your life!!

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs

For the glaze

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a jelly roll pan* with parchment paper, or spray well with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium or large saucepan, add 1 cup butter, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup cocoa. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once it boils, take it off the heat.
  3. Let it cool for a minute or two, then stir in brown sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  4. Meanwhile in a medium bowl combine 2 cups flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, salt, and baking soda.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the saucepan. (Then wipe out the bowl and put it back in your cupboard.)
  6. Stir well, then add 1/2 cup sour cream and eggs. Blend well until all the lumps are gone.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly to the sides.
  8. Bake at 350 for about 18-20 minutes* (check times below), until a toothpick comes out of the center with no wet batter on it. The sides of the cake should just be starting to pull away from the edge of the pan. Don't over bake!
  9. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Clean out the saucepan you used for the batter** and add 1 stick of butter and 1/4 cup cocoa. Stir together over medium heat until it comes to a boil, then remove from the heat.
  10. Add 6 tablespoons sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  11. Use a whisk to stir in the powdered sugar. If your cake is not done baking when you finish the glaze, stir it every now and then to break up the hardened shell on top.
  12. When the cake is done, take it out of the oven and let cool for 15-20 minutes. Spread the glaze over the cake.
  13. Serve this with milk. No, seriously.

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