SC's Texas Sheet Cake

So unbelievably rich and decadent, yet worth.every.single.calorie. I got this amazing recipe from a friend and was waiting for the perfect occasion to bake this cake. What better occasion than my own birthday?! My boss made this cake for me and even let me take home the leftovers. If the picture is any indication, this cake did not last long in our house.

Given to me by Sarah-Catherine Gibbs

You Will Need for the Cake:

  • 2 sticks of butter

  • 1 cup of water

  • 4 Tbsp of cocoa powder

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 tsp  salt

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 2 beaten eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

You Will Need for the Frosting:

  • 1 stick of butter

  • 6 Tbsp milk

  • 4 Tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 box confectioners’ sugar

Here We Go for the Cake:

  • Bring butter, water, and cocoa to a boil in a saucepan and set aside

  • Sift flour, sugar, salt, and soda together in a mixing bowl and add heated mixture

  • Beat well with handheld mixer (or wooden spoon) and add sour cream and eggs

  • Add vanilla and beat for one minute

  • Pour into greased 9X13 baking pan

  • Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
Here We Go for Frosting:
  • Bring to a boil the butter, milk and cocoa

  • Stir in sugar and vanilla

  • Remove from heat and use a handheld mixer (or wooden spoon) to beat in the sugar and vanilla to get rid of the lumps

  • Make the icing the last few minutes the cake is baking because you will want to pour it over the cake right out of the oven and let it cool until set

Happy Feasting!

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