Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake is one of my favorite, favorite treats. And, when I first moved to Texas, I learned that most people here really do just call it Sheet Cake. Ha, ha, who new it literally is a Sheet Cake in Texas!

This recipe uses buttermilk (one of my favorite ingredients) and is so moist and delicious! I have made this cake more times than I want to admit and it has never let me down. The only problem is that it is very easy to eat more than you initially intended since it is so smooth.

Source: Heidi Skidmore

2 sticks butter
1 cup water
4 T. cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray bakers 1/2 sheet (same as a jelly roll pan) with non-stick cooking spray. Melt together butter, water and cocoa powder. I use the microwave, but however you want. In another bowl, wisk together sugar, flour, and baking soda. Combine the butter mixture and flour mixture. Stir until smooth. Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Pour into prepared sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. While cake is baking, make frosting.


1 stick butter
4 T. cocoa powder
6 T. buttermilk
4 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Melt together butter, cocoa powder and buttermilk. Add powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Add vanilla. Frost cake while it is still warm. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if that's how you like your chocolate cake. Try not to eat the entire pan all by yourself.

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