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Southern Living


24 servings



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Texas Cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • Fudge Frosting (separate recipe)


1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in sour cream and beaten eggs.
2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 1 cup water and cocoa. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat.
3. Stir cocoa mixture into flour mixture. Pour batter into a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
4. Bake at 325° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Spread Fudge Frosting evenly over warm cake.