Texas Sheet Cake

I had some leftover buttermilk from the biscuits I made last week, I instantly thought of the much raved about Texas sheet cake. My girlfriend came up for dinner tonight so I decided to make the cake with our dinner. I sent the rest with Adam to work, now I know why they love me :-)

This was an AWESOME cake, I loved the hint of cinnamon in the cake and the frosting made this cake.

Texas's Sheet cake (From: Cookinglight)
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 (I omitted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375°.

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.

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.

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.

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

2 comments:

Carrie said...

This has been all the rage on the nest lately! I still need to try it. Looks so good! :-)

Amber said...

Oh yum, I love this stuff. I should make it again soon.