While I am a Californian (NorCal thank you very much), through and through, I have to say this Texas Sheet Cake has won me over (just a little bit) for the Lone Star state. Although it's technically a "cake" I actually liken it more to a cakey brownie topped with fudge icing and toasted pecans. One taste and I was hooked.
I happened upon this Cook's Country recipe when I was looking for a treat to bring in to the office. It had to be something delicious (obviously), easy to make (no mixer required!) and could feed a crowd. Check, check, check! Plus, I knew my chocoholic colleagues would go crazy for the deep, rich flavors.
If you have a party or potluck this would be the perfect dessert to make. Tết, or Vietnamese New Year, is coming up soon and I think I'll be bringing this to our family celebration. I have a feeling some of my diabetic-fearing relatives will think it's too sweet, but I say life's too short NOT to eat cake. Just have a small piece!