Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
This class Texas sheet cake recipe features a homemade chocolate cake layer topped with chocolate frosting and chopped toasted pecans.  Its rectangular shape makes this cake perfect for serving to a crowd.

Yield:

20 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 298
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 10 g
Satfat 5.5 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 3.1 g
Carbohydrate 49.8 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 44 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 188 mg
Calcium 25 mg

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa, divided
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, divided
2 large eggs
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup fat-free milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°.

Coat a 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray, and dust with 2 teaspoons flour. Set aside.

Lightly spoon 2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2 cups flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Combine 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add to flour mixture. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs; beat well. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 375° for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack.

Combine 6 tablespoons butter, fat-free milk, and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in powdered sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla. Spread over hot cake. Sprinkle cake with pecans. Cool completely on wire rack.

Note:

This recipe was tested again for Cooking Light, Lighten Up America! and was baked in a 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan at 375° for 17 minutes.

Maureen Callahan,

September 2007
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