Chocolate Brownie Cake

Feed an army with this simple, fudgy dessert.

By The Editors

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Known alternately throughout the United States as Texas Sheet Cake, this super moist, very rich, cocoa-infused cake is ideal for feeding a large crowd. “This is a family favorite. Easy to make from scratch!” says reader Marky O. of Lindale, Texas, who submitted the recipe. “We love it hot out of the oven with vanilla ice cream or a glass of milk.” Try it at your next party or family gathering, and watch the grandkids go nuts.

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For the cake:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 stick butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup buttermilk (or soured milk)
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the frosting:
1 stick butter
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box (1 pound) confectioner’s sugar


For the cake:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Combine flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

3. In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, shortening, buttermilk, and cocoa powder over medium-high heat. When butter and shortening are melted and mixture is bubbling, add to flour mixture. Mix well and set saucepan aside for later. To batter, add eggs, cinnamon, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir until combined.

4. Pour mixture into a large (16x13 or 17x11) baking sheet or jelly roll pan. Bake 20 minutes.

For the frosting:
5. While cake is baking, heat butter, cocoa powder, and  milk in saucepan over medium or medium-high heat until bubbly. Add vanilla and confectioner’s sugar. Stir until most lumps are eliminated and frosting is smooth.

6. While cake is still hot, pour frosting on top. Quickly spread frosting out with spatula, until it’s evenly distributed over cake. Let cake cool. Serve with chopped pecans, if preferred.

Serves 30


Reading the receipe it looks great. Will comment after I make it with my helper my "Grandson".

GrammeO on 2013-12-29 14:29:14

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