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Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake is a classic, and this fun skillet version is just as gooey, chocolatey, and delicious! This easy chocolate cake recipe is just as easy as baking it in a sheet pan. Top this tasty skillet dessert with ice cream and dig in!

Gooey Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake Skillet

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 893kcal
Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake is a classic, and this fun skillet version is just as gooey, chocolatey, and delicious! This easy chocolate cake recipe is just as easy as baking it in a sheet pan. Top this tasty skillet dessert with ice cream and dig in!
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces butter chopped (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Frosting

  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 ounces butter chopped (1 stick)
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup pecan bits

Ice Cream for garnish

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350 F
    • Spray a medium skillet (I used a 10 inch) with nonstick spray.
    • In a medium saucepan, heat the water, cocoa, and butter over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then remove from the heat.
    • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine.
    • In a separate small bowl, lightly whisk the eggs. Whisk in the sour cream and vanilla and combine fully. Pour egg mixture over flour mixture and use a wooden spoon to stir until fully combined.
    • Pour chocolate mixture over flour batter and use a whisk or hand mixer to fully combine until fully smooth.
    • Pour mixture into skillet.
    • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until almost cooked through. The cake should no longer jiggle in the middle but a toothpick inserted in the middle may still have a bit of chocolate on it. If you prefer your cake fully cooked, cook until the toothpick comes out completely clean, about 35-40 minutes. (NOTE: This also depends on the size of your skillet. If you use a larger skillet, cook times will be less. It's great to check this recipe half-way through to monitor it's doneness)
    • After removing the cake from the oven, prepare your frosting.
    • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, cocoa, and butter. Bring to a boil.
    • Remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar. Use a hand mixer to beat the icing until fully smooth.
    • Stir in the pecan bits with a spoon.
    • Pour the icing over the warm cake and allow to cool another 10 minutes.
    • Serve garnished with ice cream and share with all of your friends! The more the merrier.

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    Nutrition

    Calories: 893kcal | Carbohydrates: 133g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 106g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.4mg