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This Texas sheet cake is easy and tastes amazing.  This cake will satisfy all the chocolate lovers in your life.

I love Texas Sheet Cake for 2 reasons…One — it tastes amazing and Two — it feeds a crowd.  I have never met a Texas Sheet Cake that I didn’t like but they are not all created equal.  I have searched high and low, add this and that, I took out the busy work and combined steps, and this recipe is what I came up with.

Easy & Delicious Crowd Pleaser!

I am all about simplicity in baking, but this recipe is worth a few extra dirty bowls.  This is a simple dessert recipe and it makes a lot.  This is a go to dessert when I need to feed a lot of people.  You can cut the pieces as big or small as you need.

I hope you love this cake as much as I do!  I know you will.

The Best Texas Sheet Cake on the Planet

This Texas sheet cake really is the best one I have found.  It is easy to make and tastes amazing. This cake will satisfy all the chocolate lovers in your life.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butter (2 cubes)
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 cube)
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (*optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Grease a 10 x 15 cookie sheet.  Make sure to use a cookie sheet with sides.  This cake batter will fill the cookie sheet.

  3. In your mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda.  Give them a little mix, breaking up any clumps.  Add in sour cream and eggs, beat until smooth.  Set aside.

  4. On your stove top, set to low, melt 1 cup butter,  It is best to slice your butter into several pieces, so they melt faster and more evenly.  Once butter is melted, add 1 cup of water and 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder.  Stir continuously and let the mixture come to a boil.

  5. Remove from stove top and let cool for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, add chocolate mixture to the other ingredients in your mixing bowl.  Mix all ingredients until well combined.

  6. Pour cake batter into greased cookie sheet.  Give it a little shake to make it even and smooth.  Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.  To make sure it is done, insert a toothpick in the center of the cake, if it comes out clean, it's done.

  1. On your stove top, in a large sauce pan, melt 1/2 cup of butter, then add milk and 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder.  Stir constantly.  Bring to a boil and remove from heat.  Add vanilla.  Stir in powdered sugar a cup at a time until it is all incorporated and your icing is smooth.  Fold in nuts (optional).  

  2. Pour warm icing over warm cake and let cool.

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