Texas Sheet Cake
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk (alternatively, you can substitute 8 ounces sour cream for the buttermilk)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 recipe for Hershey's cocoa chocolate icing
Step 1: Sift sugar, salt, flour, and baking soda together. Set aside.
Step 2: Add butter, water and cocoa to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue boiling for two minutes.
Step 3: Remove from heat and add sifted dry ingredients.
Step 4: Using an electric mixer, add eggs, one at a time.
Step 5: Add buttermilk (or sour cream) and mix well until just incorporated.
Step 5: Pour into greased and lightly floured sheet pan (12" X 15" pan). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 6: Spread icing on hot cake.