Recipe For Texas Sheet Cake


When my husband celebrated his last birthday, Texas sheet cake was the cake he wanted. I was more than happy to comply. This has to be one of the easiest cakes to make. It always turns out and it is always a crowd pleaser.

Often this cake has a chocolate, fudgy frosting. In our family, though, we prefer a boiled butter vanilla icing. It compliments the chocolate quite well. It is also cute with the birthday sprinkles.

As the name implies, this cake is made in a jelly roll pan. It could conceivably serve many, many people. Over the holidays, it served 14 and was gone by lunch the next day. Yup, mine is a family that loves their dessert.

1. Info for Texas Sheet Cake

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2. Ingredients for Texas Sheet Cake

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup oil or butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Boiled Butter Frosting:
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar (4 loosely packed cups)

3. Directions:

  1. Boil the water, salt and cocoa, stirring until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Combine all of the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the cocoa mixture and beat with a mixer.
  5. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  6. In a saucepan, bring the butter to a rapid boil.
  7. Remove from heat and add the milk.
  8. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread on a warm cake.

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