Cake/ Dessert

Best Texas Sheet Cake

Best Texas Sheet Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar OR lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together. Set aside.

3

Measure out milk in a liquid measuring cup. Add vinegar OR lemon juice and stir together. Set aside.

4

In a small saucepan, combine water, butter, and cocoa powder. Whisk over medium-high heat until butter is melted.

5

Bring to a boil and then pour over flour mixture. Whisk together just until combined.

6

Add milk mixture, vanilla, and eggs. Whisk just until combined.

7

Spray a jelly roll pan (13x18 half sheet pan) with non-stick cooking spray. Spread cake batter into pan. Bake 15-18 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE! The key to this recipe is to not over bake the cake. I take it out of the oven when an inserted toothpick comes out somewhat clean but not completely dry.

8

Cool completely then frost with chocolate frosting.

9

CHOCOLATE FROSTING

10

In a large bowl, combine softened butter and cocoa powder. Mix until combined.

11

Add powdered sugar, starting with 4. cups. Mix until combined.

12

Add milk, starting with 1/4 cup, and vanilla. Mix until combined.

13

Add a little more powdered sugar or milk until you get the desired consistency.

Notes

Just a reminder, do not over bake this cake. I've had this cake when it's over baked and it's dry and not great. When baked just enough, or maybe even "underbaked" just a little bit, this is the best cake ever!!!

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