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, Texas Sheet Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 814kcal



  • 2 sticks butter plus extra for the pan
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for the pan
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans optional



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
  • In a saucepan, bring the butter, cocoa, and water to a boil. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the flour, sugar, and baking soda, and stir to combine.
  • Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir until well incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan
  • Bake for 30 minutes.


  • While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting: Bring the butter, cocoa, and buttermilk to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Add the powdered sugar. Stir only until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla and pecans and stir to combine.
  • Pour the frosting over the 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

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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