Monday, September 17, 2012

Texas Sheet Cake

Mmmm! This is so yummy! I love mine cold and a day old! Those Texans truly know how to make a cake. The texture of the cake is brownie like and the frosting is smooth like mousse or silky velvet. Here is my little version of this classic recipe. Enjoy!

Texas Sheet Cake
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1/4 cup cocoa 
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 
  • 1 box (1 pound) confectioners' sugar, sifted (4 1/4 cups sifted) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1/s tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
Make cake according to directions on box. Add cocoa, sour cream, vanilla and vinegar to batter. Spray a cookie sheet with oil Pour in batter and spread evenly. Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes.

Frosting: Combine 1/2 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of cocoa, and milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add the confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and almond extract - mix well with electric mixer. Pour over the cake and spread. Top with pecans. Enjoy warm or cold.

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