Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe


Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


This is an old, well known recipe. It is actually quite easy to make! My Grandmother used to make this for many of our summer get-togethers. This was one of her “go-to” recipes because it comes out perfectly every time.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe Notes:

• When you pour on the icing, you are truly pouring it out of your bowl. Make sure it gets to the ends. It will look like a sheet of chocolate glass when you are finished!

• Moist and delicious, this Texas Sheet Cake will keep for days if you cover it!

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


Texas Sheet Cake Ingredients:

• 2 cups Flour
• 2 cups Sugar
• 1 cup Water
• 2 sticks of Butter
• 4 TSBP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
• 1/2 cup Buttermilk
• 2 Eggs
• 1 tsp Baking Soda
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


Texas Sheet Cake Frosting Ingredients:

• 1 stick Butter
• 4 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
• 7 TBSP Buttermilk
• 1 pound Confectioners Sugar
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
Spatula
• Non-stick Spray
Jelly Roll Pan
• Large Bowl
• Medium Saucepan
Measuring Spoons
• Whisk
• Sifter
• Spoon
• Toothpick

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


Classic Texas Sheet Cake Directions:

• To Make The Cake:

• Preheat oven to 375°
• Spray a 15″x10″ jelly roll pan with a non-stick spray.
• In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; set aside.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• Melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in baking cocoa powder and water and bring to a boil.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• Pour the boiling cocoa mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture and mix with a spoon until blended.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, buttermilk and baking soda.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• Add the egg mixture to the cocoa mixture and stir until blended.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• As soon as you pull the cake from the oven, start making the frosting.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• Frosting Instructions:

• Sift confectioners sugar into a large bowl, set aside.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add the 4 tablespoons cocoa powder and 7 tablespoons buttermilk. Bring to a low (barely there) boil.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• When the cocoa mixture reaches a boil, remove from heat.
• Stir in vanilla extract.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• Pour the liquid cocoa mixture into the bowl of sifted confectioners sugar and whisk together until smooth.
• Make certain you work quickly so that the frosting does set up in the bowl.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• Once the frosting is smooth, pour the frosting over the warm cake.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


• Allow cake to cool and frosting to cool before serving.

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.


Yield: 20 servings

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

Classic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

his old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 16 TBSP Butter
  • 4 TSBP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 8 TBSP Butter
  • 4 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 7 TBSP Buttermilk
  • 1 pound Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. To Make The Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 375°
  3. Spray a 15″x10″ jelly roll pan with a non-stick spray.
  4. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour and 2 cups sugar; set aside.
  5. Melt 16 tablespoons of butter (2 sticks) in a medium saucepan; stir in 4 tablespoons of unsweetened baking cocoa powder and 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Pour the boiling cocoa mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture and mix with a spoon until blended.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ cup buttermilk and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  7. Add the egg mixture to the cocoa mixture and stir until blended.
  8. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. As soon as you pull the cake from the oven, start making the frosting.
  10. Frosting Instructions:
  11. Sift 1 pound of confectioners sugar into a large bowl, set aside.
  12. Melt 8 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add the 4 tablespoons cocoa powder and 7 tablespoons buttermilk. Bring to a low (barely there) boil.
  13. When the cocoa mixture reaches a boil, remove from heat.
  14. Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  15. Pour the liquid cocoa mixture into the bowl of sifted confectioners sugar and whisk together until smooth.
  16. Make certain you work quickly so that the frosting does set up in the bowl.
  17. Once the frosting is smooth, pour the frosting over the warm cake.
  18. Allow cake to cool and frosting to cool before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 203mg Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 43g Protein: 3g

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Comments

  1. Question on the Texas sheet cake. What’s the dimension of the sheet cake. I have I think 1/2 sheet cake pan 16″ x like 13 I think. Is that what your calling sheet cake? Nothing bigger would fit in my oven

  2. Hi Anne,
    Please can you let me know how much a stick of butter is, we don’t get sticks in South Africa. Rather 250g or 500g blocks. A weight in pounds will do me fine.
    Thanks in advance:)

  3. Do you use all purpose or self rising flour?

  4. How much is 15/16

  5. Use coffee in place of the water. You’ll love it!

  6. Could you make this is a thicker sheet cake?

    • Hi Debbie,

      Short answer: I do not know.

      Longer answer: what size pan would you use and still have it be a sheet cake? The jelly roll pan is what has been used since… well, as long as there have been “sheet cake” recipes. If you were to make it thicker (say in a 13×9 pan) it would be a regular cake. At that point, watching the bake times would be your biggest concern. The icing would also be too much for that size or be a thicker icing (not a bad thing!), but I do not know if it would harden if thicker.

      If you do make it is a smaller pan, please report back on the baking time, and let us know how it turned out!

      Ann

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