Texas Sheet Cake


I used to spend a lot of time at my best friend’s house when we were in 9th grade. This is similar to a cake that we used to make while at her house. I had never heard of it before but they made it all the time. It is a thinner cake made in a sheet pan and you pour the frosting over the top while the cake is warm. It soaks up some of the frosting but it is sweet and very sugary.

Verdict:

This cake makes 24 servings. It is perfect for a family picnic, potluck, or work event that you need to take something to. The frosting makes like a glaze over the top once the frosting has soaked in for about 30-40 minutes.

It was perfect for my birthday. My family loved it and it brought back some great memories for me.

Texas Sheet Cake

An easy dessert to feed a large group.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 and 1/2
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder

Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup butter plus 2 tablespoons
  • 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Have a large rimmed cookie sheet ready (do not grease).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Stir together until well blended.
  3. In second bowl, mix the buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla and eggs. Beat with a fork until blended.
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the cocoa. Stir to combine. Meanwhile, bring 1 cup water to a boil. When the butter is melted, pour the boiling water in the pan. Allow to boil up for a moment, then turn off the heat.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Stir together for a few minutes to cool the chocolate, then pour in the egg mixture. (If you pour the egg mixture in too soon the egg will get a scramble texture). Stir together until smooth, then pour into the rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. While the cake is baking, make the glaze: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the cocoa powder and stir until smooth. Add milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Stir together until smooth and well combined.

 

13 Comments Add yours

  1. artandicon says:

    My mother always made this for group shares. I take it places too. Always gets rave reviews! Chocolate forevermore!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I hadn’t had this in so long! Loved it!

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  2. Chocolate is my friend. 😋💕

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes!

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  3. I always loved this sheetcake. It’s the texture of the frosting that makes it so fun!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It has that crinkly glaze on top and the silky temperature underneath.

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  4. A delicious looking cake, Marci. Thanks for the share.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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  5. trkingmomoe says:

    There is a whole series of these sheet cakes in different flavors. There is a white one, peanut butter one and pumpkin one. I have some of the recipes on cards from years ago. Just do a search I am sure you will find them. They are all very good and perfect for parties. Thanks for sharing your memories.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Oooo, yes!!!! Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Pat Grattan says:

    never made it when we were at family gatherings but so glad you have rediscovered it.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ryan Stroud says:

    My grandma would fix chocolate sheet cake for my mom’s birthday when mom was growing up

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I love good memories that are associated with food.

      Liked by 1 person

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