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Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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Rebeca Ortiz
Added: Tuesday, July 29, 2008


1 cup butter
1 cup water
4 T cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 TSR baking soda
TSR salt
2 large eggs
cup sour cream

1/2 cup butter
6 T. milk
4 T cocoa powder
1 pound confectioners sugar, sifted
1 TSR vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.

For cake, combine butter, water and cocoa in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar,. baking soda, and salt. Add butter mixture all at once, and stir to blend. Whisk eggs and sour cream together; add to batter and mix well. Pour batter into a greased and floured 18x12x1 inch pan and bake 20 minutes.

Just before cake is done, make icing. Combine butter, milk, and cocoa in a large, heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla and mix well. Ice cake while it is still warm, and top with nuts, if desired.




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