Texas Sheet Cake

First things first, Merry Christmas everybody! I hope the holidays are treating you well this year. My mom used to make this cake all the time. It’s really really reallyΒ good. It’s more like frosted brownies and it’s delicious. You should make this. Today. Or tomorrow since you might be in a food coma already today.

I made these during my lunch break on a day that I worked from home. I sent them to work with hubby the next day so we wouldn’t eat them all!! These are REALLY good warmed up with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

There are a few things about this recipe that just feel weird after all the baking I’ve done in the past few years. For one, you just throw all the ingredients together (this recipe is SO easy!) None of this adding flour and alternating with milk blah blah blah. It’s kind of refreshing to just throw everything in and turn on the mixer. You also boil butter and cocoa. Twice. It’s awesome. And don’t worry about the 3 sticks of butter. They’re totally worth it.

Texas Sheet Cake – from my mom – no idea where it’s originally from, although PW does have the same recipe posted on her cooking blog…
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vingar + 1/2 cup milk
2 sticks butter
4 tbsp cocoa
1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix the flour, sugar, sour cream, salt, eggs, baking soda and buttermilk in a large bowl.

Bring the butter, cocoa and water to a boil.

Add at once to flour mixture. Mix well and pour into greased cookie sheet. The batter is VERY runny.

Bake 20 min at 350. While the cake is baking, you will have just enough time to clean up the mess you made, wash the dishes and prepare the frosting. It’s important to frost the cake immediately out of the oven, so no slacking here!

Frosting1 box powdered sugar (1 lb) – I just eyeball it to 1/2 of a 2 lb bag
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter
6 tbsp milk
4 tbsp cocoa

Combine the following the powdered sugar, pecans and vanilla.

Bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Add to the sugar mixture. Ice cake right out of oven.

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31 Responses to “Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 3, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Dark chocolate truffles in cookie form? Um, YES!!! I’ll take a dozen for myself and another dozen for later, please.

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — May 3, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Wow – these sound good! and I truly do not understand how people can just “not be into chocolate!” It is my favorite!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

      Yea, I really don’t get it either. Oh well, more for me!

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — May 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Oh wow, chocolate truffle cookies sound divine! These look ridiculously good! Love that they’re salted too!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

      I have been sprinkling salt on all of my cookies recently. It makes them much more adult and less super-sweet.

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    Brooke Schweers — May 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Yum these look divine!

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    tracy {pale yellow} — May 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I’m always in need of a chocolate fix! I have several friends that claim they are not chocolate people, yet I find whenever I make something chocolate + salt, they are all over it!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

      I definitely find that people who claim they aren’t chocolate people rarely say no to any homemade baked goods. Chocolate or otherwise.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Oh my! These look divine πŸ™‚ I’d love to make these babies soon!

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    Shannon — May 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    these look amazing!! and how thick that batter is πŸ™‚ love the sea salt!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

      The batter was basically ganache. You could have just made truffles from it directly.

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    ErinsFoodFiles — May 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I love any and all things dark chocolate. These look so decadent!

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    best friend rings — May 7, 2013 at 11:07 am

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    Jane — May 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Wow! Those look so perfectly decadent! I’m practically drooling on my screen πŸ˜‰

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    Amy — May 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Just made these. Worried I didn’t bake them long enough… however they still tasted divine. Waiting to get the verdict from my husband on them.

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

      I think underbaking these sounds like a great idea. I might have to do that next time.

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    Rachita — June 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Since I’m trying this recipe for the first time, can I halve the entire recipe?

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

      Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I didn’t see this comment until now! I don’t see why you couldn’t make a half batch of these cookies. Did you try it? How did they turn out?

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    Joan — June 9, 2013 at 10:08 am

    These are the most amazing chocolate cookies I have ever made. Everyone with whom I have shared them have gone absolutly nuts and want the recipe. I do not wet my hands when rolling the cookies into balls—too messy. I just let my hands get sticky and rinse and dry them after making several balls. This is one of the best recipes on Pinterest.

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

      Thanks for the kind words! So glad you enjoy these cookies. I was wondering if getting my hands wet actually helped with the messiness very much. Next time I’ll be sure to just go at it without dealing with the water.

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    Rachita — June 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Hey! I tried halving the recipe…but it melted while in the oven. Became runny & all of them just stuck together πŸ™
    I tried just one batch. Anything I can do to fix the remaining batter?

    • beantownbaker — June 18th, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

      Interesting… How did you account for half of an egg? And is your baking powder past it’s expiration date?

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    Rachita — June 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Ohh! Looks like I’ve added a lil too much egg. Damn! Any way I can fix the batter? Add more flour perhaps? Plz help!

    • beantownbaker — June 19th, 2013 @ 7:12 am

      I’d add a little more flour to see if you can balance out the extra amount of egg in there.

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    Rachita — June 20, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I added 1/4 cup more flour & a teensy bit of baking powder to my messed up batter & they came out wonderfully! They’re so gooey & yumm that my husband & son (who never eats chocolate!) finished six cookies at one go!
    Amazing recipe!! Thank you so much for your help, I appreciate it !

    • beantownbaker — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:00 am

      Oh GOOD! So glad you were able to make them work. Aren’t they divine?

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    Rachita — June 20, 2013 at 7:17 am

    U bet! They are sinfully delicious! Sent some in my son’s snack pack & I have mommies calling for these cookies!
    I’m officially ur No.1 fan now! πŸ™‚

    • beantownbaker — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:18 am

      Aww Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    Emily — June 27, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Hi, I was wondering if I could put them in the freezer instead of the fridge for a shorter period of time? If so, how long should I put them in the freezer for instead of the fridge?

    • beantownbaker — June 27th, 2013 @ 8:06 am

      Hm. You could definitely try it. I would think it’s still going to need an hour or so in the freezer since you want it to set up pretty well. Let me know how it turns out if you do.

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