Texas sheet cake is the perfect dessert for a get together. It comes together so quick and easily and is perfect for a crowd. Make one for your next party and everyone is sure to be happy!
There are so many things to love about a Texas sheet cake. In fact, my family loves them so much that we have a whole collection of recipes in quite a few different flavors. However there is just something about the original chocolaty Texas sheet cake. It is the perfect combination of soft cake and rich fudgy fuss free icing. It brings back all the tasty nostalgia!
I remember this cake was quite a treat at Grandma’s house when I was a kid. It is a great cake for a crowd because it is baked in a half sheet pan.
I am one of six kids and so is my dad, so when we get together a nice big cake is in order. Maybe that is why this recipe was such a staple during my childhood.
The cake is super easy to make. You don’t have to soften and cream butter, just toss everything in the saucepan and let the heat do the work for you.
It results in such a tasty moist cake and there really isn’t much effort in throwing it together. It would likely be great on it’s own, but we all know I’m not one to skip frosting a cake!
The fudge icing really makes the cake. This is a fudgy wonderfully sweet and smooth frosting.
You just pour it over the cake, so there is no concern of getting it smooth and perfect. Besides, it is fun to make a cake and frosting from scratch and not have to drag out the mixer!
I have seen other recipes for Texas sheet cake, but most don’t have the cinnamon. This is a great touch that makes this cake stand apart. It is just enough to give some character. MMMM!
More Flavors of Texas Sheet Cake:
If you aren’t in the mood for chocolate, try our vanilla Texas sheet cake. It is like the wedding cake version of the original, we like it mostly vanilla with just a hit of almond extract as well.
MiMi really outdid herself when she came up with this recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough Texas sheet cake. It has all that brown sugar goodness that makes cookie dough so good. You have to give it a try!
For something really different, try the Arnold Palmer Texas sheet cake. It has a sweet tea base and lemon frosting to make it taste like its namesake drink. It is the epitome of summer!
That is just a small sampling of the recipes I have for Texas sheet cake. Go ahead and type Texas sheet cake in the search bar for more options!
If you have never made a Texas sheet cake before, don’t worry. I made a video so you can see just how easily it comes together. Click on the image above to go to YouTube and see how simple it really is!
Chocolate Sheet Cake
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup butter
- 4 Tablespoon cocoa
- 1 cup water
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 Tablespoons cocoa
- 6 Tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 lb powdered sugar (about 3.5 cups)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, bring butter, water and cocoa to a boil. Pour over flour mixture and stir until incorporated.
- Add the rest if the ingredients and stir until uniform.
- Pour into a well greased half sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes
- Once the cake is out of the oven, start the icing by bringing the butter, cocoa and milk to a boil. Remove from heat.
- Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla and spread over the cake. Easy peasy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.