How to Make Sheet Cake Texas Style

Texas Style Sheet Cake Recipe by: Paula Deen
Ingredients: Makes 12 serving
1 cup butter
5 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
½ cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup buttermilk
Poured Chocolate Frosting(recipe follow)

Procedures:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree spray a 13x9 inch baking pan with nonstick baking spray with flour.
  • In a small saucepan, combine butter, chocolate, and ½ cup water. Cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat, and cool for 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat sugars and eggs at medium high speed with a mixer until fluffy
  • In a samll bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradully add to sugar mixture, alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in chocolate mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Pour warm pured chocolate frosting over warm cake. Let cool 30 minutes before serving.

Poured Chocolate Frosting
Ingredients: Makes 2 ½ cups
½ cup butter
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
½ cup buttermilk
4 ½ cups confectioners sugar
1 ½ cup chopped pecans

Procedures:
In a medium saucepan, combine butter, chocolate, and buttermilk. Cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; gradually whisk in confectioners sugar until smooth. Stir in pecans. Use forsting immediately.
How to Make Sheet Cake Texas Style

Note: Makes the Poured Chocolate Frosting about five minutes before the cake comes out of the oven. End

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