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Texas Sheet Cake

Everything is bigger—and better!—in the Lonestar State, as this large chocolate sheet cake pleasantly proves.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
box devil's food cake mix
1/2
cup sour cream
1
cup water
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
2
tablespoons butter, softened or vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
container rich & creamy chocolate frosting
3/4
cup chopped pecans

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, sour cream, water, cocoa, butter and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool about 45 minutes.
  • 4 Spoon frosting into small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds, stirring once, until pourable. Spread frosting over cake; sprinkle with pecans.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, sour cream, water, cocoa, butter and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool about 45 minutes.
  • 4 Spoon frosting into small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds, stirring once, until pourable. Spread frosting over cake; sprinkle with pecans.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To get the most flavor from the pecans, toast them before sprinkling on top of the cake. Spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool.

Adding cocoa is a great way to give extra chocolate punch to a devil’s food cake mix.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.