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texas sheet cake is a moist chocolate cake with fudge like frosting
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Texas Sheet Cake

A moist, chocolate cake with a decadent, creamy, chocolate frosting! Bits of chopped pecans add a slight crunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, chocolate, sheet cake, texas sheet cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 673kcal

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 3/4 stick butter
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbap milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter and add in the cocoa powder.
  • Stir in the boiling water, allowing mixture to boil for about 30 seconds before removing from heat.
  • Pour over flour mixture and stir lightly.
  • In a small bowl, add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Pour into chocolate/flour mixture and stir until combined.
  • Pour batter into cookie sheet (use an 18 x 13 to avoid spillage).
  • Bake cake in preheated oven, 350, for about 19-21 minutes.
  • While cake is baking, make frosting by melting butter in a saucepan.
  • Add cocoa powder and stir until combined.
  • Remove from heat and add in the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
  • Add in the pecans.
  • Pour frosting over the warm cake once cake is removed from oven.
  • Allow to sit for about 30 minutes prior to cutting into squares!
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 953IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
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