Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake
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Attend any church, funeral, potluck or barbecue charity event in the South and it’s likely you will find squares of Texas sheet cake (also known as “cowboy cake”) on the dessert table. The beauty of this cake is in its unpretentious ingredients that can be found in most kitchen pantries: flour, vanilla, butter, cocoa powder, sugar, buttermilk and eggs.You’ll need a “baker’s pan” — a 13-by-18-inch pan. If you don’t have one, a jelly roll pan will do.
Texas Sheet Cake
  • 2 sticks salted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks of salted butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  1. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the cocoa.
  3. Add the boiling water, allow the mixture to boil for half a minute.
  4. Turn off heat.
  5. Pour over the flour mixture and stir lightly.
  6. Allow to cool for a bit.
  7. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl.
  8. Stir in the buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla.
  9. Add this mixture to the chocolate mixture.
  10. Pour onto the sheet or jelly roll pan.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  12. Chop the pecans into very small pieces.
  13. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  14. Stir in the cocoa and then turn off the heat.
  15. Stir in milk, vanilla, powdered sugar and pecans.
  16. Pour over the warm cake, spreading with a spatula.