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Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Texas Sheet Cake, by , is from The DiSalvatore Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Uncle Sam and Aunt Mary Grace
Added: Wednesday, July 16, 2008


3 sticks of butter
1 c. water
8 T. cocoa
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream
6 T. milk
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. box of powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375F.
For the cake:
1. Bring to a boil: 2 sticks butter, water, 4 T. cocoa. Cool for 20 minutes.
2. Combine in a separate bowl: flour, sugar, salt and baking soda.
3. To the cocoa mixture add eggs, sour cream and 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat together well. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 11" pan and bake at 375F for 20 minutes.

For the icing:
1. Bring to a boil: 1 stick butter, 4 T. cocoa and milk. Remove from heat.
2. Add box of powdered sugar and beat until smooth; add vanilla and beat some more.
3. Pour on warm cake and add chopped nuts if desired.




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