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Classic Texas Sheet Cake

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 16

Southern hospitality never tasted so good! Our classic, chocolate Texas Sheet cake is topped with chocolate frosting and pecans. ...MORE+ LESS-

Bree Hester Bree Hester
June 4, 2013

Ingredients

Cake

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
cups granulated sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter
1
cup water
3
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
cup buttermilk
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs, slightly beaten

Frosting

1/2
cup butter
3
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
6
tablespoons milk
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup chopped pecans

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325ºF. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar and salt; set aside.
  • 3
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup butter, the water and 3 tablespoons baking cocoa to boiling. Remove from heat. Pour over flour mixture in bowl; stir until well mixed. Add buttermilk, baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the eggs; stir until well blended. Pour into pan, spreading evenly.
  • 4
    Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in another 2-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons baking cocoa and the milk to simmering. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla with whisk until smooth. Stir in pecans.
  • 6
    Pour frosting over hot cake. Cool completely before cutting, about 1 hour.

Expert Tips

  • You can use a 13x9-inch pan; bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  • This cake is perfect for a large crowd.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
36%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
44g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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