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Quick & Easy Texas Cake with Fudge Frosting

Makes 24 servingsCowboy Cooking Recipes from

Prep Time: 20 min.
Baking Time: 25 min.


  • 2 - cups sugar
  • 2 - cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 - teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt
  • 1 - container (8-ounce) sour cream
  • 2 - large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 - cup butter or margarine
  • 1 - cup water
  • 1/4 - cup cocoa
  • Fudge Frosting (see below)


Preheat oven to 325 F.  Grease 1015-inch jellyroll pan.

  1. In a large bowl, you want to combine sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir in sour cream and eggs.  In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.

  2. Whisk in 1-cup water and cocoa.  Bring to a boil, whisking constantly.  Remove from heat.  Stir cocoa mixture into flour mixture.  Pour into jellyroll pan.

  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.  Spread frosting over warm cake.

Fudge Frosting

Makes 3 cups

Prep Time: 20 min.


  • 1/2 - cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 - cup milk
  • 1/4 - cup cocoa
  • 1 package (1-pound) powdered sugar
  • 1 - teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.  Whisk in milk and cocoa.  Bring mixture to  boil.

  2. Remove from heat.  Gradually add sugar; stirring until smooth, stir in vanilla.

Alan's Kitchen Tip: 

To thin frosting, add 1 to 2 Tablespoons milk.

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