Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Everything's Bigger in Texas...

I seriously love Texas Sheet Cake! Love it!!!! And now that we are living here, I felt it was only necessary to enjoy a BIG piece of a Large Texas Sheet Cake, and what better to serve it with than Texas's one and only Blue Bell Ice Cream!  Ok, I know, a little over board on the whole Texas thing, but how else could I justify just making a large sheet cake in the middle of the week for no reason?  I highly suggest you all go make yourselves a large cake, in the middle of the week, for no reason at all, other than to stuff your faces with it!  I swear that's not what I did....

For the Cake:
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 whole Eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup Butter (2 sticks)
1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 cup Water

For the Frosting:
1 stick Butter
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
6 cups Powdered Sugar
4 heaping Tbsp. Cocoa Powder

Stir together the sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  With a mixer, mix in your eggs and sour cream and beat on low.  Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and add in the cocoa and water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and slowly add the hot mixture into the sugar/flour mixture mixing on low.

Pour the batter into a lightly greased jelly roll pan (12x17).  Bake for 18-20 minutes @*375.  Let the cake cool for about 10-15 minutes before frosting.

For the frosting, melt the butter in a medium pot over med. heat. Add in the milk and bring to a boil. Remove immediately from the heat and add in the vanilla, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar. Beat till smooth. Spread over the sheet cake with a knife.  Served best with Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream.

(Recipe Source: Food Nanny)  


  1. Sounds yummy and I'm your newest follower.

  2. YUM! I want this for breakfast! I need to invest in a sheet pan so I can make sheet cakes.

  3. I love to make Texas Sheet Cake. It's my mom and brother's favorite. Yours looks delicious!

  4. This looks like some Texas Sheet Cake, all that chocolate. How would you like to link this to my brand new linky, Bake with Bizzy? I would love to have your recipe listed. It is one, I want to make.

  5. When do you add the cocoa to the frosting mixture?

  6. Jesmyn- you add the cocoa powder in when you add in the vanilla and powder sugar. Sorry about that I'm glad you caught that error. I have fixed it in the recipe. Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the cake!


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