Texas Sheet Cake
July 9th, 2012
I know I say a lot of things are my favorites, but this recipe really is! I remember when my mom would make this when I was growing up. I could walk in the house and sniff the distinct scent of the chocolate and cinnamon and know exactly what my siblings and I were in store for. Texas sheet cake is sort of like a dense brownie/cake topped with a decadent gooey icing that hardens to create a decadent crust. I wanted to share my mom’s recipe so that maybe you will get as much joy from it as I do. For this piece my sweet fiance helped me with the pictures and actually stirred for me a few times. We were at his place and I forgot a whisk because let’s be honest-most men don’t own them. I had to think on the spot so used a beater attachment. Worked out just fine. Whether it be baking or just hanging out with your loved ones…go create a good memory this week.
PS – and yes, you read that right-Fiance! Lovey asked me to marry him!
What You Will Need…
1 1/4 Cups Butter
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Cup Water
2 Cups Unsifted Flour
1 1/2 Cups firmly packed Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 (14 Ounce) can Condensed Milk
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Nuts(I prefer Peanuts or Pecans)
15×10 Jellyroll Pan
In a small saucepan, melt 1 cup butter then stir in 1/4 cup of the cocoa then the water. Bring to boil then remove from the heat.
In a large mixing bowl combine flour,brown sugar,baking soda,cinnamon and salt. Add cocoa mixture and beat well.
Stir in 1/3 cup condensed milk,eggs and vanilla.
Pour into greased 15×10 jellyroll pan.
Bake 15 minutes or until cake springs back lightly when touched.
In another small saucepan, melt remaining butter and stir in remaining cocoa and condensed milk. Stir in powdered sugar and nuts.
Tip-If you have whole nuts like I did, place the nuts in a sandwich baggy and beat lightly with a hammer or in this case I used a heavy pepper mill. Works like a charm.
Spread on warm cake and enjoy!
This dessert is perfect to eat as-is or add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an out of this world treat!!