Texas sheet cake is a delicious, chocolate dessert that is perfect for parties, picnics, and barbecues.
Texas sheet cake is one of my favorite cake recipes. And now you can add it to your recipe box as well.
Texas Sheet Cake. It’s so easy. And so delicious. And so chocolatey. If you’ve ever had it, then you know what I’m talking about. And if you haven’t then you better go to your kitchen right now and whip up one of these babies.
This recipe is something that we have made for years in our family. People who know about it always ask my mom to bring it to parties. And people who don’t know about it park themselves next to the pan at said parties. Okay. You got me. That’s me sitting next to the pan.
I can’t help it. I love Texas Sheet Cake. I love it so much that I will allow myself a tiny sliver each and every time that I go through the kitchen. And pretty soon all of my teeny bites add up to something crazy, like half the cake. Ooops! I hope no one else wanted any. But chances are that they did. Because it’s Texas Sheet Cake. Duh!
- 1 C butter
- 1 C water
- 1/4 C cocoa
- 2 C sugar
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 C sour cream
- 2 eggs
- CHOCOLATE FROSTING
- 1/2 C butter
- 1/4 C cocoa
- 4 Tbsp. milk (you may need more)
- 16 oz. powdered sugar — sift if lumpy
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375
- Combine butter, water and cocoa in 3 quart saucepan. Bring to boil and boil 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
- One at a time, beat in sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Quickly beat in sour cream, then eggs.
- Pour into well-greased 10x15x1 jelly roll pan. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until done.
- While cake is baking, make frosting.
- Rinse out same saucepan. Combine butter, cocoa and milk. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat.
- Vigorously stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Blend until smooth. You may need to add more milk to make the frosting a spreadable consistency — add just a little at a time.
- Immediately after cake comes from the oven, spread with frosting. Cool. Cut into squares. Enjoy!
Don’t worry. The hot cake will cause the frosting to melt. That’s what you want. It’s more of an icing than a frosting. Plus when it melts it’s easier to spread.
Now I’m off to brush my teeth. It’s easier to play innocent when your breath doesn’t smell like chocolate.
Have you tired Texas Sheet Cake before?
Aimee Berrett says
Can you believe I have never made a texas sheet cake before? They are always so delicious, so I’m not sure why I havent. This looks so good and so easy!
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
Seriously…I had my first bit of Texas sheet cake last year and I had like 3 slices. SOO GOOD! Pinning!
Lisa @ Charlie The Cavalier says
I had some the other day for the first time too and it was amazing. I have been missing out.
DearCreatives (@DearCreatives) says
I love a good sheet cake. This look so good! Feel free to drop by and share your recipe or any of your posts at my weekly party. A new one just started today @DearCreatives Theresa PS have a great Memorial Weekend. I just might be baking your cake 😉
Aimee Peterson says
Looks super yummy. I’m going to have to try it!