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Texas Sheet Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Texas Sheet Cake is my absolute favorite cake. The cake itself is not too sweet but the fudge-like frosting is so incredibly rich and decadent. You won't be able to stop at 1 piece!

Course: Chocolate, Dessert
Cuisine: Cake, Chocolate, Cocoa, Dessert
Keyword: Cake, Chocolate, Cocoa, Dessert, Frosting, Fudge
  • 2 c flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/4 c cocoa
  • 1 c water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1/4 c cocoa
  • 5 T milk
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix together flour and sugar in a large bowl. Combine the butter, cocoa and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil while stirring. Once boiling, turn off the heat and combine with the dry ingredients. Add 2 eggs, vanilla, baking soda and butter milk. Stir and mix well. 

  2. Pour batter into a well greased jelly roll pan (11"x17") and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. The cake is finished when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. 

Frosting Directions
  1. In a saucepan, combine butter, vanilla and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Add the milk slowly and combine. Add the powdered sugar 1/2 c at a time. 

  2. Pour and spread the frosting over the cake while still warm. Allow to cool completely. Cover with foil and store the cake at room temperature.