Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
Photo: Francesco Tonelli; Styling: Thom Driver
A big, flat classic. Toasty nuts and fudgy cake get topped with a thin, crackly glaze. It’s easy and  since it first appeared in the magazine in 2000, it's been a staff and reader favorite.

Yield:

Serves 20 (serving size: 1 piece)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 17 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 298
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
9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
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

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Coat a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with cooking spray; dust with 2 teaspoons flour. Set aside.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon 9 ounces (2 cups) flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 9 ounces flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Combine 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Pour into flour mixture. Beat with a mixer at medium speed 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. Combine 6 tablespoons butter, fat-free milk, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in powdered sugar; stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and pecans. Spread over hot cake. Cool completely on wire rack.

Note:

This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light March, 2000 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

Maureen Callahan,

January 2012
Also featured in: Cooking Light Lighten Up, America!, Oxmoor House, None 2013;
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