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Texas Sheet Cake

If your time it right, your icing should be done a few minutes before cake comes out of the oven so you can spread it directly on hot cake.

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  • For cake: Sift together sugar and flour in a large bowl; set aside.
  • Combine butter, shortening, cocoa and water in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until butter and shortening melt.
  • Remove from heat and pour over sugar mixture, stirring until dissolved.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Stir in Buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla.
  • Pour into a greased and lightly floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
  • Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.
  • (Cake will have a fudge-like texture.).
  • For Chocolate Icing: Combine butter, cocoa and milk in a medium saucepan.
  • Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes until butter melts.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth and sugar dissolves.
  • Stir in pecans and spread over top of hot cake.
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"If your time it right, your icing should be done a few minutes before cake comes out of the oven so you can spread it directly on hot cake."
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  1. karenfood
    This was an excellent recipe. I have another recipe that I use that is very similar that requires sour cream. I was out of sour cream so I was searching for a different recipe such as this one that used the milk. I used the powdered buttermilk and it did the same thing. I was also outof pecans, but they were not necessary. This cake was very moist and delicious. thanks for the recipe.
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  2. Rose is Rose
    I have made and eaten variations of this recipe for years, but this one is THE BEST! It was absolutely delicious! With clear instructions and an accurate pan size, it's a winner! I took Aquap's advice and baked it in my electric oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and it was perfect! I lined (and greased) the pan with the large size parchment sheets that I get from King Arthur. This is the ONLY Texas Sheet Cake I will make from now on out! Thanks Sharlene!!
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  3. XSoftSense
    ABSOLUTELY YUMMY!!!!!!! And very easy......I take this to potlucks all the time and am always asked for the recipe!!!! Deborah Pfeiler
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  4. Sharon123
    Sharlene, this was really good! I didn't have buttermilk, so subbed yogurt. I also left out the pecans because my husband won't eat nuts. The icing soaked into the cake and made it nice and dense and moist! Yummy!
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  5. Aquap
    Yummy -- great and easy to make but after making one that burned after baking 400 for 18 minutes I cut the temperature back to 350 and it was perfect.
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