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salted chocolate texas sheet cake topped with pistachios. A few slices are missing from the pan
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Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake with Pistachios

Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake with Pistachios – take a popular and delicious Texas sheet cake and top it with Pistachios and sea salt, and you’ve got AMAZING!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake recipe, texas sheet cake
Servings: 24
Calories: 244kcal

Ingredients

For Cake

  • 1 cup butter unsalted, plus more for baking dish, 2 sticks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for baking dish
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder I used Hershey's
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Frosting

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 stick
  • 3 tablespoon milk I used 2%
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder I used Hershey's
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

  • 1/2 to 1 cup unsalted roasted pistachios roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Butter and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • In a small sauce pan, add the cocoa powder for the cake (1/4 cup), 1 cup of butter, and a cup of water. Bring to a boil, whisk and remove from heat. Set aside.
  • To a large bowl, add sugar, baking soda, salt, 2 cups flour and whisk. Make a well in the center and add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Whisk or mix with a fork and gradually incorporate the dry ingredients. Add the cocoa/butter mixture and whisk until smooth. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and smooth the top. Lick the bowl.
  • Bake cake for about 35 minutes. Test doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle, it should come out clean.
  • A few minutes before cake is done baking, make the frosting. In a small sauce pan, add butter, milk and cocoa powder and turn the heat to low. Whisk occasionally until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Do not let boil. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Pour warm frosting over the warm cake and smooth it out. Top with pistachios and sea salt.
  • Serve warm or room temperature.

Notes

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg