March Newsletter Writers/Readers Quick Snack: Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake Submitted by Glenda Bonham

Texas Sheet Cake

2 cups 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 sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, slightly beaten

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


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 sour cream, baking soda, cinnamon, 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 butter, 3 tablespoons baking cocoa, and the milk to simmering. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla with whisk until smooth. Stir in pecans.

6 Pour frosting over hot cake. Cool completely before cutting, about 1 hour.

This recipe is featured in the Best of Critique Café/Texas Edition, available from Texas_BoCC  , or from Fort Stockton Public Library.

1 thought on “March Newsletter Writers/Readers Quick Snack: Texas Sheet Cake”

  1. I love this old Texas Sheet Cake recipe…I have used it for years. Thanks Glenda (my sister) for sharing this with us.


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