Texas Sheet Cake - Lighter Version

This is a really good recipe that no one would guess is lighter in calories than the original. I found it in Cooking Light magazine.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • To prepare cake, coat a sheet pan with cooking spray and dust with the 2 teaspoons flour.
  • Combine 2 cups flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and 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 with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and eggs. Beat well.
  • *If you do not have buttermilk, you can substitute nonfat milk and mayonnaise. In a half cup measuring cup, fill halfway with milk and then spoon in mayonnaise until full.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 375 degrees for 17 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack.
  • To prepare icing, combine 6 tablespoons butter, milk, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in powdered sugar, pecans, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Spread over hot cake. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • You can also make this cake in a 13x9 baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 22 minutes.
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  1. Sydney Mike
    Outstanding cake, this! I made it in a 13"x9" baking dish & pretty much followed the recipe! Definitely satisfying for my chocoholic side & also for my sweet tooth, even though I happily shared it with my son & DIL & another chocoholic friend of ours! A wonderful keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]
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  2. JeanT
    This is a really good recipe that no one would guess is lighter in calories than the original. I found it in Cooking Light magazine.
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