Posted by AnonymousThis is an easy and very good potluck cake. Serves several.
Texas Sheet Cake I
- 1 cup butter 1 cup water 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 5 tablespoons milk 4 cups confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped walnuts
1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 15x10 inch jelly roll pan.
2 Bring 1 cup butter, water and 4 tablespoons cocoa to a boil in a large saucepan. While still hot, remove from heat and add 2 cups flour, 2 cups white sugar, and salt. Mix well. Beat in eggs, sour cream, and baking soda. Do not beat too long.
3 Pour batter into greased 15x10 inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
4 To Make Icing: Bring 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa and 5 tablespoons milk to a boil. Remove from heat. While still hot, add confectioners' sugar vanilla and nuts. Beat well. Ice cake while icing is still hot.