Texas Sheet Cake

Vanessa Gregg


Easy to make and always a family favorite!


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
20 Min


  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine (1 stick)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    brewed coffee (or water)
  • 1/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp

  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine (1 stick)
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 1/2 c
    powdered sugar (one pound box less 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Texas Sheet Cake


  1. Combine flour & sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water, & cocoa. Stir & heat to boiling.
  3. Pour boiling mixture into the flour & sugar in the bowl. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda & vanilla.
  4. Mix well with spoon or electric mixer.
  5. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan (17-1/2 x 11 inches).
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  7. While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting. In the same sauce pan, combine the butter, cocoa & milk. Heat to boiling, stirring.
  8. Remove from heat. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  9. Pour warm frosting over the cake as soon as you take it out of the oven. Top with chopped pecans, walnuts, mini M&Ms, etc. as desired. Cool.

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About Texas Sheet Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

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