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


  • CAKE

  • 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


  1. Combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine cocoa, Crisco, butter and water in a heavy saucepan; then bring to a boil.
  3. Add hot mixture to sugar and flour.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Add to flour and sugar mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Mix together.
  5. Bake in a 15 1/2- by 17-inch pan (jellyroll pan) at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  6. After 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.
  7. Add powdered sugar (try to beat out any lumps) and vanilla. Add nuts (if using). Pour hot onto hot cake (this is VERY important!).
  8. Enjoy!

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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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