Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Here’s a dessert for chocolate lovers; it’s simple to make, and it’s scrumptious! Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake


1 cup butter, cubed
1 cup water
1/4 cup baking cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup butter, softened
3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 to 6 tablespoons milk


~Preheat oven at 350°.

~In a large saucepan, bring the butter, water, and cocoa just to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat.

~Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir into butter mixture. Combine the eggs and sour cream. Stir into butter mixture until blended. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.

~Bake for 18-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

For frosting:

~In a large bowl, cream the butter and confectioners’ sugar. Add cocoa, vanilla, and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.

~Spread over cake.

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