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Texas Sheet Cake

Prep Time:

30 min

Cook Time:

20 min


36 servings




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Submitted by:

Laronda Parks

About the Recipe

Texas Sheet Cake is a classic dessert recipe that originated in the Lone Star State. This moist and decadent chocolate cake is baked in a large sheet pan, making it perfect for serving a crowd. The rich chocolate flavor is enhanced by a deliciously gooey chocolate frosting that is poured over the warm cake, allowing it to seep into the cracks and crevices, creating a fudgy and irresistible treat. This cake is easy to make and is sure to be a hit at any gathering, from a backyard barbecue to a potluck dinner. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, Texas Sheet Cake is a dessert recipe that everyone should have in their repertoire.



2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

2 Cups White Sugar

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

½ teaspoon Salt

½ Cup Sour Cream

2 Eggs

1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Water

5 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder


6 Tablespoons Milk

5 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

½ Cup Butter

4 Cups Confectioners' Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Chopped Walnuts/Pecans (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C).

  2. Grease and flour a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan.

  3. Make the cake: Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat in sour cream and eggs.

  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in water and cocoa powder. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from the heat. Allow to cool slightly, then stir the cocoa mixture into the flour and egg mixture until blended.

  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

  7. While the cake is baking, make the icing: Combine milk, cocoa powder, and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla, then fold in walnuts, mixing until blended.

  8. Spread icing over warm cake

  9. Serve while warm and enjoy!

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