Texas Sheet Cake with Fudge Icing: Somehow, Texas claimed the sheet cake as its own in the mid-20th century, perhaps because of the pecans, an ingredient that grows in abundance throughout the Lone Star State. The defining element is its shape–and, of course, the icing, which has to be heated and poured on the warm, just-out-of-the-oven cake. The result is a rich, chocolaty treat that’s iconic in Texas.
Hands-on Time: 20 Mins
Total Time: 1 Hour 50 Mins
Yield: Makes 20 servings
1 1/2 cups spicy, fruity cola soft drink (such as Dr Pepper)