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Texas Sheet Cake

Here is another recipe from my childhood I fondly remember my mother making often.  Yep, I was a really lucky kid!

I always like a recipe (especially a dessert) that I usually already have all the ingredients for, and this is one of those.

Texas Sheet Cake
Courtesy of {Linda Sackett}

2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbl butter
4 Tbl cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup butter (one stick)
4 Tbl cocoa powder
6 Tbl milk
1 lb (16 oz) box powdered sugar

1/2 cup pecans, for garnish

Preheat oven to 375°F
Grease a 18x13 sheet pan
In a large bowl stir together sugar, flour, salt and baking soda
In a pot bring butter, cocoa and water to a boil
Combine with flour mixture
Stir in eggs and sour cream
Pour onto sheet pan and bake for 20-25 minutes
While cake is baking, in a pot, slowly bring icing ingredients to a boil
After cake is done baking spread icing on cake while it is warm
Sprinkle pecans on top