With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Texas Sheet Birthday Cake

Monday, September 29, 2014

Texas Sheet Birthday Cake

Someone celebrated a birthday yesterday.  Someone who loves chocolate.
When I realized I never posted a recipe for a cake I have been making since this 23 year old was just a wee one, I thought it a perfect time to make a Texas Sheet Cake.
Yes, our baby is another year older.  Abbey is the caboose child, prayed for and planned and the one who bridged the space between children and grandchildren and prevented the empty nest in our home. She is the one who got her daddy's gorgeous blue eyes and the youngest of four sisters.
Happy Birthday, sweet Abbey!
Here is the recipe given to me by my sister:

Texas Sheet Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
grease and flour a 10-inch x 15-inch baking pan

2 cups flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs

2 sticks butter
1 cup water
1/4 cup cocoa powder

6 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 stick butter
16-oz confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch x 15-inch baking pan.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat in the sour cream and eggs. Set aside. Melt the butter in a saucepan; add the water and cocoa. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer 2 minutes. Stir cocoa mixture into the egg mixture, mixing until blended.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes.

In a large saucepan, combine the milk, cocoa and 1 stick butter. Bring to a boil, simmer 1 minute. Stir in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla, then fold in the nuts, mixing until blended. Spread frosting over warm cake.


Debbie Petras said...

Your daughter looks so much like you! And the Texas sheet cake looks awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy birthday to your Abbey!

Blessings and love,

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

I like the name of this cake, and it looks yummy!

Ann said...

Happy Birthday to Abbey. That cake looks really delicious

Susan said...

Belated birthday wishes for Abbey, LDH. So happy she has a Mom who is a fabulous baker to make that luscious cake! Susan

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Happy Birthday to Abbey! =)

I love sheet cakes! Your recipe looks delicious!

Stacey said...

One of my very favorite desserts. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love sheet cakes, they bake up fast and stay so moist! Happy B-Day to your daughter:@)

podso said...

I have never made a sheet cake but you make it look easy and good. Your daughter is beautiful! Celebrations are such happy moments in life.

Debbie said...

Can't tell you how good this sounds. Love chocolate cake, and chocolate cake with chocolate icing, well now I'm in heaven, lol. Your daughter is soo pretty. Happy birthday to her! Yes, I know how special those "caboose" kids are. Glad you enjoyed one too! Have a good week!

Maggie Ann said...

What a happy Birthday and I know the cake was delish!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Beautiful mother and daughter! I think this post must have blessed her in such a special way. I wish her many happy years ahead, and a Texas sheet cake every year:)

Joy said...

My Sis in law makes this Texas Sheet Cake and take it from me, it is to die for! Chocolate through and through, almost like a brownie instead of a cake. I request this whenever she says she'll bring a dessert.

lindsey said...

lovely photos of your beautiful daughter, you are both so alike. the cake looks pretty good too :)


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