May 16, 2010

Recipe of the week -- Texas Sheet Cake


This is my go-to chocolate recipe for those times when I just have to have some chocolate.

Besides being super easy, this is a one bowl (or rather pot in this case) cake. There are versions of this cake all over the place with some slight variations in each. My recipe came from my Grandma originally.

Texas Sheet Cake

2 sticks butter
4 tbls. baking cocoa
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups sugar
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350*. In a large sauce pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add cocoa and water; bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Pour into a greased and floured jelly roll pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Icing:
1 stick butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
4 tbls. baking cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup milk

While cake is baking, melt butter in same pot used for cake. Add remaining ingredients; stir. Pour into cake immediately after it is removed from oven.

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