Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Texas Sheet Cake w/ Frosting

Texas Sheet Cake w/ Frosting

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From the kitchen of Brandon Brown

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
20 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


1 cups butter
1 cups water
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/8 tablespoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
whole bag chopped pecans

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 box (1 pound) confectioner's sugar, sifted (4 1/4 cups sifted)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease and flour a 15x10 inch jelly roll pan.

  3. Cake: Combine 1 cup butter, water, and 1/4 cup cocoa in saucepan over medium heat; heat until butter melts.

  4. Add sugar, flour, salt, eggs, soda, sour cream, and vanilla; mix well.

  5. Pour into prepared pan.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

  7. While cake is baking prepare frosting by combining 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup cocoa, and milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with electric mixer.

  8. Spread over the hot sheet cake then sprinkle with chopped pecans


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