Texas Sheet Cake

A Texas Sheet Cake is an easy cake to make.  This cake can be made out of ingredients that are inside of your pantry.  This cake makes it own frosting.

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Texas Sheet Cake

Chocolate Texas sheet cake is a classic dessert that feeds a crowd.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Recipes, Chocolate cake, Dessert Recipes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 814kcal



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 16 ounces confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans (optional), chopped


  • Measure the flour, sugar and baking soda and set aside. Bring 2 sticks butter, cocoa, and water to boil. Remove from heat; stir in dry ingredients.
  • Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir until blended well; pour in 9X13 inch greased and floured pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.


  • While cake is baking, bring 1 stick butter, cocoa and buttermilk to boil; add 1 box confectioners sugar. Stir only until smooth.
  • Add 1 tsp. vanilla and pecans. Pour frosting over cake.


Calories: 814kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Pat

    5 stars
    You left out the tsp. cinnamon in the cake mix. That’s the main reason I love this cake because the cinnamon takes away the heavy chocolate flavor.
    This is the very best cake and I have served it over and over through the years

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