Country Chocolate Sheet Cake

COUNTRY CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE

Cake Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda

Frosting Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
3 1/2 cups (1 pound) powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 cup butter, water and 1/4 cup cocoa in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil (6 to 7 minutes). Remove pan from heat. Add flour, sugar and salt; mix well. Add sour cream, eggs and baking soda; beat until smooth.

Spread batter into greased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup cocoa and milk in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil (3 to 4 minutes).

Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar; beat until well mixed. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Spread over warm cake.