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Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake Categories: Chocolate|Dessert
Nb persons: 20
Yield: 1 slice
Preparation time:
Total time:
Source: cookinglight

This classic Texas sheet cake recipe features a homemade chocolate cake layer topped with chocolate frosting and chopped toasted pecans. Its rectangular shape makes this cake perfect for serving to a crowd.
      Cooking spray
    2 teaspoons  all-purpose flour
    2 cups  all-purpose flour, (about 9 ounces)
    2 cups  granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon  baking soda
    1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon  salt
    3/4 cup  water
    1/2 cup  butter
    1/2 cup  unsweetened cocoa, divided
    1/2 cup  low-fat buttermilk
    1 tablespoon  vanilla extract, divided
    2 large  eggs
    6 tablespoons  butter
    1/3 cup  fat-free milk
    3 cups  powdered sugar
    1/4 cup  chopped pecans, toasted (optional)

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2
Coat a 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray, and dust with 2 teaspoons flour. Set aside.

Step 3
Lightly spoon 2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2 cups flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Combine 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add to flour mixture. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs; beat well. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 375° for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack.

Step 4
Combine 6 tablespoons butter, fat-free milk, and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in powdered sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla. Spread over hot cake. Sprinkle cake with pecans. Cool completely on wire rack.

Chef's Notes
This recipe was tested again for Cooking Light, Lighten Up America! and was baked in a 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan at 375° for 17 minutes.

Calories 298 Caloriesfromfat 30% Fat 10g Satfat 5.5g Monofat 3.2g Polyfat 0.7g Protein 3.1g Carbohydrate 49.8g Fiber 0.5g Cholesterol 44mg Iron 1.1mg Sodium 188mg Calcium 25mg

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