Texas Sheet Cake Goodness

Texas Sheet Cake Goodness


I’ve never been to Texas but any place that inspires a cake this good has got to be amazing! I had this Texas Sheet Cake when I was a kid and it stuck with me (in more ways than one…think hips!).  I don’t make it often because when I do I get a little loopy and don’t want to share but…it is BIG {like Texas} so it’s the perfect cake to make for any event or function where you’ll be serving a lot of people, or you could just make it and freeze individual pieces for chocolate cravings in the coming weeks. 

Texas Sheet Cake

• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup butter
• 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 cup buttermilk or slightly less than 1/2 cup of milk mixed with 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar {let stand for 10 minutes}
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-3/4 stick Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar


    1. Grease and flour a 15X10X1-inch or jelly roll pan {I used a cookie sheet with sides}, set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
    3. In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, and 1 cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
    4. With an electric hand-held mixer on medium speed, beat chocolate mixture into the dry mixture until thoroughly blended. Add eggs, 1/2 cup of buttermilk, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin). Pour batter into the prepared pan.
    5. Bake in a 350° oven about 22 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
    6. Pour warm chocolate frosting over the warm cake, spreading evenly. Place cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly before cutting.
    7. Makes 24 servings.
Frosting: Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir together and remove from heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir together and pour over warm cake.
Now sit back and enjoy your Texas Sized Chocolate Creation ~ and share only if you must.
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  1. I am from Texas and this is a go to cake for church functions and social events! Texas is like going to 4 states, we have West Tex., East Tex., South, Tex., and North Tex., study which one you want to go to then……….
    …….You all come on down!

  2. My mother used to make this when I was younger and I always loved it!! Definitely making this for my own family … I had forgotten all about it, until now!
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  3. how much butter is required for the frosting? I’m English and i havent a clue what a stick of butter is! could anyone tell me in grams? or cups? thank you!!
    Just baking the sponge now 🙂

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