Texas Sheet Cake
Recipe from Family Circle

Serve this easy dessert to the chocolate lovers in your family. It's also the perfect recipe for potlucks with a preparation time that's just over 30 minutes.



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Ingredients
    Cake:
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      1   cup (2 sticks) 
      unsalted butter
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      1   cup 
      water
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      4   tablespoons 
      cocoa powder
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      2   cups 
      all-purpose flour
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      2   cups 
      sugar
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      1/2  teaspoon 
      salt
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      1/2  cup 
      sour cream
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      1   teaspoon 
      baking soda
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      2   
      eggs
    Frosting:
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      1/2  cup (1 stick) 
      unsalted butter
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      6   tablespoons 
      milk
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      4   tablespoons 
      cocoa powder
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      1  16  ounce box 
      confectioners' sugar
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      1   teaspoon 
      vanilla extract
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      1   cup 
      chopped pecans or walnuts

    Directions
    Cake:

    1.
    Heat oven to 375 degrees . Coat a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place butter, water and cocoa in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add flour, sugar and salt. Stir in sour cream, baking soda and eggs. Mix until blended; pour into prepared pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 22 minutes.
    Frosting:

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    Place butter, milk and cocoa in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring until bubbly. Remove from heat; beat in sugar, vanilla and nuts. Spread on cake while still warm.
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