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Texas Sheet Cake

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 20 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Light and fluffy yet rich and moist, Texas sheet cake is one of our favorite chocolate desserts.

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter or stick margarine
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Icing:
  • 6 tablespoons butter or stick margarine
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. To prepare the cake, coat a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with cooking spray, and dust with 2 teaspoons flour. Set prepared pan aside.

  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2 cups flour and next 4 ingredients (2 cups flour through salt) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Combine water, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; pour into flour mixture. Beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs; beat well. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake at 375° for 17 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack.

  4. To prepare the icing, combine 6 tablespoons butter, milk, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and gradually stir in powdered sugar, pecans, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Spread over hot cake. Cool completely on wire rack.

  5. Note: You can also make this recipe in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 375º for 22 minutes.