Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 cup water
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows)
1 cup chopped pecans, optional
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tablespoon milk
1 box (16 oz.) powdered sugar (sift if lumpy)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

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1. Combine butter, water and cocoa in 3 quart saucepan. Bring to boiling and boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
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2. One at a time beat in sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Quickly beat in sour cream, then eggs.
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3. Pour into well greased 10 x 15 x 1 inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
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4. Meanwhile, make frosting. Rinse out same saucepan. Combine butter, cocoa and milk. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Vigorously stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
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5. After cake comes from oven, immediately spread with frosting and sprinkle with nuts, if used. Cool. Cut into squares of desired size.
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Tips: Use a 3 quart saucepan for prepared cake to prevent a boil - over. All mixing is done in this one utensil. Cake can also be baked in 27 x 11 inch pans. To freeze, pack squares in airtight container with waxed paper between layers. Thaw completely to serve. Makes One 10 x 15 inch cake.

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Yield:

5.5 servings

Added:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 3:46am

Creator:

Anonymous

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