Texas Sheet Cake

I am not sure why the call this a Texas Sheet Cake.
Maybe because it is so big and everything is big in Texas.
I couldn’t figure out why I hadn’t made this because it is so easy.
Then it had occurred to me, I had eaten this cake many times before.
We called it chocolate cake.
I gave Monkey Girl a piece.
She said, “Gee, this tastes just like Grandmas chocolate cake.”
That is when it hit me, I have had this cake on my birthday for a many years.
Except now it is without birthday candles.
Pesky smoke alarms!
We just didn’t call it Texas Sheet Cake.
I think we should rename it.
How does Veronica’s birthday cake sound?
Yup, I think it has a nice ring to it.

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Texas Sheet Cake


2 cups All purpose flour

2 cups white sugar

1 stick butter

1 cup water

1/2 cup cooking oil

6 tablespoon cocoa

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

Fudge Icing

1 stick margarine

4 tablespoon cocoa

6 tablespoon milk

1 box powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Set aside. In a medium sauce pan, combine margarine, water, oil and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Pour hot mixture into flour mixture and stir. Add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and baking soda. Beat until blended. Pour into a greased 15 x17 jelly roll pan.
Bake for 40 minutes.
For the icing,
Combine margarine cocoa, milk and bring to a boil. Turn stove on low and add powdered sugar. Stir to blend. Pour over hot cake. Allow to cool before serving.

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13 Responses to “Texas Sheet Cake”

  1. #
    The Mom Chef — March 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Ok, you made me laugh out loud. I think Texans just like things named after them. Yes, it is just chocolate cake. That’s priceless.


  2. #
    Good Truths — March 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    YUM!!! Now I’m hungry!! Ashame on you!!! LOL!!!! Think I will make this for my Texan.


  3. #
    Christine's Pantry — March 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    My mom use to make Texas Sheet Cake all the time… so good.


  4. #
    TheChocolatePriestess — March 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    My mom made this sort of cake for big family gatherings or for church potlucks. She didn’t know why it was called this either but it was in her “cooking for a crowd” cookbook.


    • Anonymous — April 23rd, 2012 @ 7:15 am

      It’s called Texas Sheet Cake, because if you make it in Texas, it tastes better.

      Myra, Dallas, TX


  5. #
    Bloggy Writer — March 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Love this recipe.


  6. #
    RavieNomNoms — March 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    That looks dangerously good! Ooey gooey goodness!


  7. #
    Eileen — March 26, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    My mom made this cake when I graduated from HS – many moons ago! I don’t think I’ve ever made one. Your cake looks delicious. I’m going to have to try this recipe soon!


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    Eliotseats — March 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I have had this many times myself for birthday cakes (and I do believe from my grandmother as well). We just called it sheet cake.

    This looks delicious!


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 27, 2012 at 3:31 am

    I’ve wondered the same thing and figured it was probably because of the size of Texas and how many people it feeds!

    This looks so yummy and is great to serve a crowd!


  10. #
    FamilySpice — March 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I grew up in Texas and the first time I had a Texas Sheet Cake was in California! YUM!


  11. #
    Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet — April 8, 2012 at 12:24 am

    I love love LOVE Texas sheet cake! I made a “tex-mex” version last year with cinnamon, almonds, and chili pepper. My husband thought I lost my mind but it was delish!


  12. #
    alana — April 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    That looks amazingly delicious!


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