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I've had this recipe for more years than I care to think about.    I don't know why it's called a Texas Texas Sheet CakeSheet Cake, maybe it  is because  the original recipe came from Texas, has been around about 100 years and it's baked in a half sheet pan.....ya think?

Anyway, it's way past  good and it's great for picnics, big family parties or reunions, church socials, scout troop meetings,  whatever.   I haven't found anyone yet who doesn't just love it.

The recipe is completely contrary to how you think you would make a cake.   Just follow the steps even though it seems a bit outrageous and you will have a completely yummy cake in no time flat.

1.  Pre heat your oven to 375 while you are mixing up the cake.

2.  Liberally butter a half sheet pan or jelly roll pan or, if you don't have one, use a rectangular roasting pan with a flat bottom about 17" x 11".

3.  In a large sauce pan or pot bring to a boil:    2 sticks of butter
                                                                                    1 cup of water
                                                                                    4  Heaping Tablespoons Cocoa Powder

4.  Whisk together in a bowl:   2 cups flour
                                                      2 cups sugar
                                                    1/2 cup sour cream
                                                     1 teaspoon baking soda
                                                     1 teaspoon salt
                                                     2 large eggs

5.  Stir the mixture into the pot of hot chocolate butter water and whisk vigorously till completely incorporated.

6.  Pour this mixture into the greased half sheet pan

Bake at 375 for about 22 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean.   Cool.

For the Icing:

1.   In a sauce pot melt 1 stick of butter, 6 Tablespoons of milk, 4 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder and bring to a boil.

2.  Add one box of confectioners sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and  1 cup of chopped pecans ( or whatever nuts you like).   Beat with a wooden spoon till smooth and pour over the top of the cake.

Yum ......  Yum.