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Texas Sheet Cake




  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup water


  • 1 box confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
  • 6 tablespoons milk


  1. Cake: In bowl, mix flour, sour cream, salt, sugar, baking soda and eggs.
  2. In a pan, bring to boil margarine, cocoa and water.
  3. Add boiled mixture to dry ingredients, mix well, and pour into a large sheet cake pan, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, that has been greased and floured well. (The batter is very thin.)
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  5. Frosting: Mix sugar, vanilla extract and nuts in a pan.
  6. Boil margarine, milk and cocoa and add to dry ingredients, beating until smooth.
  7. Frost cake while cake is hot, as the frosting is very thick.

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