Texas Sheet Cake Squares

A variation of this recipe has been in my family for years.  Ever since the Miller family moved to Portland from Texas in the late 1970’s and Scottie and I were in preschool together.  He was the “new kid”.  His mom and mine became friends and we were gifted with some great recipes.  This is one of them, and it’s so easy and delicious.  It’s worth making just to lick the spatula.

For the cake:

  • 2 C. sugar
  • 2 C. flour
  • 1 C. butter
  • 4 T. cocoa powder
  • 5 T. water
  • 1 C. sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. baking soda

For the Icing:

  • 1/2 C. butter
  • 1/4 C. cocoa powder
  • 6 T. milk
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 lb. box of powdered sugar
  • pecans, optional

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.  Make the cake: melt the butter, cocoa, and water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil stirring frequently.  Pour into the bowl of a standing mixer.  Add flour, sugar, sour cream, eggs, soda, and vanilla.  Beat until well mixed.  Pour into a 13 x 9 inch, greased pan.  While the cake is baking, make the icing.  Heat the butter, cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to boil, stirring constantly, Remove from heat and beat in the powdered sugar.  When the cake comes out of the oven, pour the icing over the hot cake and cool.  Top with nuts or sifted cocoa powder if desired.  Chill and cut into squares to serve.


About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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2 Responses to Texas Sheet Cake Squares

  1. Chris macca says:

    I’m just saying making this cake so you can lick the frosting pan is worth it.

  2. Pecans, optional… well with the prices these days… Looks great.

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