Recipe Cupboard – Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake


2 sticks butter

1 cup water

4 tablespoons cocoa

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, grease a large cookie sheet with sides. In a sauce pan mix butter, water and cocoa, bring to a boil. Pour into large bowl. In a small bowl mix sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add dry mixture to chocolate, mix well. Blending between additions, add 3 eggs, sour cream and baking soda.  Pour into well greased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.


1 stick butter

4 tablespoons cocoa

6 tablespoons milk

1 pound powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts

Make frosting approximately 15 minutes before cake is done. Cake should be frosted as soon as it is removed from the oven.  Melt butter in saucepan.  Add cocoa and milk, heat just until mixture starts to bubble.  Remove from heat.  Gradually beat in powdered sugar and then vanilla.  When completely blended, add walnuts.  Spread on cake as soon as it is removed from the oven.

This is a wonderful recipe to make for a family reunion or gathering. It is the ultimate chocolate brownie, and it is yummy!!