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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

I think most everyone has had Texass Sheet Cake at a pot luck or another type of gathering. It is pretty much a staple at these type of events. What better way to have them than cupcake form? There is no definitive explanation as to who and where Texas Sheet Cake originated but it is agreed that it is a decadant and chocolaty nummy dessert! This recipe is from Betty Crocker and looks amazing!



2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup water
3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons bourbon
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chopped pecans


1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon bourbon
Pecan halves for garnish, as desired


Heat oven to 325°F. Place paper baking cups in 24 regular-size muffin cups.

In large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar and salt with whisk. Set aside.

In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup butter, the water and 3 tablespoons baking cocoa to boiling. Remove from heat, and pour into flour mixture. Mix to combine. Add buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla, 2 tablespoons bourbon and the eggs; mix well to combine. Fold in chopped pecans. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Meanwhile, make Icing. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons baking cocoa and the milk to simmering. Remove from heat; beat in powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon bourbon. Spoon warm icing over warm cupcakes. Top with pecan halves.

Nutritional Info:
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 cupcake, 230 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 20g sugar), 4g protein

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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