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Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

This Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe feeds a crowd, perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July entertaining!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: holiday cake
Servings: 18

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or chunks
  • FROSTING:
  • 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

Instructions

  • Combine the butter, water, and cocoa in saucepan over medium heat; heat until butter melts.
  • Add sugar, flour, salt, eggs, baking soda, sour cream, and vanilla; mix well. Pour into a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips (chunks) over the batter.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  • Frost the cake while it is hot.
  • For frosting, combine butter, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with electric mixer.
  • Spread frosting over hot cake and sprinkle with chopped pecans (optional).
  • Cool and serve.

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Notes

Originally posted JULY 2013