Granny Grant's Texas Sheet Cake

Fran Murray


My Mom has made this cake for as long as I can remember! It feeds a lot of people and is delicious. Follow the recipe exactly as directed. The hot frosting combines with the hot cake to make a middle gooey, yummy layer of bliss!


★★★★★ 3 votes

16 to 20
20 Min
25 Min


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2 c
2 c
all purpose flour
4 Tbsp
hershey's cocoa powder
1/2 c
crisco shortening
1 stick
butter, unsalted
1 c
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 c
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 large
eggs, beaten


4 Tbsp
hershey's cocoa powder
6 Tbsp
whole milk
1 tsp
1 stick
butter, unsalted
1 box
(1 pound) sifted, powdered sugar
1 c
chopped nuts (optional)

How to Make Granny Grant's Texas Sheet Cake


  • 1Combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
  • 2Combine cocoa, Crisco, butter and water in a heavy saucepan; then bring to a boil.
  • 3Add hot mixture to sugar and flour.
  • 4Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Add to flour and sugar mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Mix together.
  • 5Bake in a 15 1/2- by 17-inch pan (jellyroll pan) at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • 6After cake has been in the oven for 10 minutes, start making the frosting: melt cocoa, milk and butter on stove, using the same pot (cleaned) as before. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • 7Add powdered sugar (try to beat out any lumps) and vanilla. Add nuts (if using). Pour hot onto hot cake (this is VERY important!).
  • 8Enjoy!

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About Granny Grant's Texas Sheet Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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