Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Texas Sheet Cake

One of my best friends, Lindsey, had a birthday this week and since she is the type of person who goes above and beyond for everyone else's birthday, I wanted to make her something special. Given the fact that Lindsey is one of the most hard-core chocoholic's I've ever known, my mission was clear: Texas Sheet Cake.

This cake is actually a signature sweet of my Mom's.  She's been making it for as long as I can remember and it is nothing short of rich, decadent, chocolaty perfection.  Ice cold milk required.

* 2 sticks butter
* 1 c. water
* 6 tbsp. cocoa powder
* 2 c. sugar
* 2 c. flour
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 c. sour cream
* 1 tsp. baking powder
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 1 stick butter
* 6 tbsp. cocoa powder
* 6 tbsp. milk
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 1 box powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350; grease a 13x9 baking dish.  Sift together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, and vanilla and mix well with a fork.  In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, water and cocoa, and bring to a boil, stirring often. Remove from heat and slowly add flour mixture, whisking until well combined.  Once dry ingredients have been incorporated, whisk in egg mixture.  Transfer to a pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.

To prepare the frosting, bring butter, cocoa and milk to a boil.  Remove from heat and whisk in 1/2 the powdered sugar and vanilla.  Taste the frosting and add more powdered sugar as needed (I typically just use half the box).  Pour frosting on the warm cake.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This looks to die for!! Putting it on my list to make for the next cook out! xo