Texas Sheet Cake

September 6, 2018Kyra
Texas Sheet Cake


Chocolate sheet cake topped with a shiny fudge-like glaze when it’s fresh out of the oven so it seeps in and makes a moist, dense, sinful delight.

Texas Sheet Cake


Everyone needs a good Texas Sheet Cake recipe in their collection.  I think I’ve seen this cake at every potluck I’ve ever been to.  But I never knew the name of it or had the recipe until I got married.

Texas Sheet Cake happens to be my husband’s favorite cake.  It’s yummy and moist with a fudge-like icing that is cooked on the stove.  You mix the chopped nuts right in with the powdered sugar and vanilla.  Then pour it over the cake while it’s still warm.  (I’ve learned to frost half the cake without the nuts, then add the nuts to the other half to please everybody.)

Ummm… so good!

Of course, the recipe calls for 3 cubes butter, so how could it not be good!  Paula Deen would be proud!

**NOTE:  If you had 1 tsp. cinnamon to the cake batter, it becomes Mexican Chocolate Cake.  Another yummy treat for another day.

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

Yields 20


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  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cubes butter
  • 1 c. water
  • 4 TB. cocoa
  • 1/2 c. sour cream or buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • For the frosting:
  • 1/2 c. milk or buttermilk
  • 1 cube butter
  • 4 TB. cocoa
  • 1 c. chopped nuts
  • 1 lb. box of powdered sugar (equal to about 3-1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Add to a large bowl, the sugar, flour, and salt.
  2. In a saucepan, bring to boil 2 cubes butter, 1 c. water, and 4 TB. cocoa. Remove immediately from heat. Add to dry ingredients.
  3. Add 1/2 c. sour cream or buttermilk, 2 eggs, and 1 tsp. baking soda. Blend thoroughly.
  4. Pour batter into sheet pan. (Batter will be thin.) Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes. Test with a toothpick for done-ness.
  5. Frost cake while still warm.
  6. For the frosting:
  7. In a saucepan, bring to boil 1/2 c. milk or buttermilk, 1 cube butter, and 4 TB. cocoa. Remove from heat and add 1 box powdered sugar, chopped nuts, and 1 tsp. vanilla.

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