Gooey Texas Sheet Cake

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This gooey Texas sheet cake recipe is sure to answer all of your chocolate dreams. This chocolate cake is just slightly underbaked so that it’s impossible to slice; you have to eat it with a spoon, which makes this an incredibly fun desserts recipe. The mouthfeel is smooth, and the texture is extremely moist from a generous amount of butter and sour cream. Topped with a creamy, chocolaty icing, this Texas sheet cake recipe fulfills everything you want in a chocolate dessert.

This chocolate cake recipe isn’t a true version of Texas sheet cake, because the Texas version is baked in a sheet pan while this easy cake recipe is not. Instead, Becky, the recipe developer of ‘The Cookie Rookie’ recipe blog, uses a 10-inch cast iron skillet, which conducts heat very well and provides even baking. Cast iron pans are an excellent piece of kitchen equipment because you can use them on the stove or in the oven, and for any recipe, whether it is a main dish or a dessert. You can use any pan or skillet for this dessert, however; just make sure that it is oven safe. Also unlike this Texas cake recipe, the classic Texas sheet cake often has a German-style frosting with coconut and pecans. Becky’s chocolate cake recipe includes a decadent chocolate frosting recipe, but she does pay homage to the traditional sheet cake by stirring in some finely chopped pecans.

Cake recipes with sour cream are incredible because sour cream makes cakes super moist, enriches the flavours of the cake and the tanginess of the sour cream also helps cut through the sweetness of many cake recipes. The acidic nature of sour cream also aids in tenderizing the gluten in the flour, which creates an even better texture. If you’re looking for a quick fix to a chocolate craving, this cake recipe is better than most chocolate cake recipes, because it’s baked in one shareable skillet and Becky gives different baking times so that you get a chocolate cake that’s done to your liking. If you’re looking for a fancy dessert recipe to serve at your next dinner party, consider using individual sized cast iron pans and topping with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. You can also bake these little cakes in mini cake pans if you already have those on hand.

There is no doubting the smooth flavour of this gooey Texas sheet cake recipe. Bake the cake for a longer period if you prefer a cake that’s sliceable, but by under baking this cake slightly, as Becky suggests, you’ll get the most perfectly soft texture that will satisfy your chocolate cravings. This cake takes forty-five minutes to prepare, which makes it an excellent quick dessert recipe for your family any day of the week and all the ingredients may be in your pantry and fridge already. Thank you to Becky, the author of The Cookie Rookie recipe blog, for showing us the way to make this winning gooey Texas sheet cake recipe.**

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