How To Make An Easy Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake: Step By Step Instructions With Photos

The Finished Texas Sheet Cake

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5 stars from 1 rating of texas sheet cake

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: about 10 people

Easy To Make Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

This chocolate Texas Sheet Cake is SO easy to make. You just mix all the ingredients for the Cake in one saucepan, and turn it out into a baking pan.

After it has baked, the frosting is made in one saucepan and poured out onto the baked cake.

The pan I use has a nice fitting top so that I can take the cake to family gatherings, picnics, etc.

This cake is always a favorite, and everyone wants the recipe!

I don't know where this recipe orginated, Texas maybe????

Assemble All Of Your Ingredients

Whenever I am cooking anything, I like to get all my ingredients ready. I measure everything out, and as I use an item, I set it aside. That let's me know I have included that ingredient in my recipe.

All Of The Ingredients Ready To Make The Cake and Frosting

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First Three Ingredients In Saucepan

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The Ingredients For The Texas Sheet Cake

2 sticks Butter

4 tablespoons Cocoa

1 Cup Water

Place these three ingredients in large saucepan. Bring to a Boil.

Beginning To Boil

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Beginning To Boil

Stir the three ingredients until they begin to boil.

Remaining Ingredients Have Been Added

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Mix In All At Once

As soon as the mixture has started to boil, remove from heat and add all at once:

2 Cups Granulated Sugar

2 Cups sifted Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Soda Yes, that is soda I keep in an empty Baking Power container. I find it more convenient than the soda box.

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup Sour Cream

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Using Portable Mixer To Make The Batter Smooth

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Mix All Ingredients Well

Using a small portable mixer, mix all of the ingredients very well. You don't want any lumps!

Spray Pan Very Well

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Prepare The Pan To Bake The Texas Sheet Cake In

The pan I use measures: 15 1/2 in X 10 1/2 in X 1 1/8 In.

A Lasanga Pan is ideal for this Cake, too

Spray the pan well with Pam

Pour Cake Batter Into Pan

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Pour Cake Batter Into Sprayed Pan

After you have mixed the cake batter well, pour it out into the sprayed pan.

Bake The Cake Until A Toothpick Comes Out Clean

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Bake The Texas Sheet Cake

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Set the cake aside to allow it to cool completely.

Now, you're ready to make the Frosting!

Ingredients For The Frosting For The Texas Sheet Cake

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Make The Frosting

The ingredients for the Frosting:

1 stick of Butter

4 tablespoons of Cocoa

1/2 Cup of Milk

1 box of Confectioner's Sugar

Ready To Make The Frosting

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Bringing The Frosting To A Boil

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Boil together Butter, Cocoa, and Milk

Bring to Boil:

1 stick of Butter

4 tablespoons of Cocoa

1/2 Cup of Milk

Adding The Confectioner's Sugar

After the frosting mixture has reach a boil:

Remove from heat, Add:

1 box of Confectioner's Sugar

1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Using a portable mixer , mix well until the mixture is nice and smooth; NO LUMPS

The Finished Texas Sheet Cake

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After The Cake Is Frosted

You can leave the cake plain, with just the chocolate frosting, but I have found that some people like nuts. I put chopped pecans on half of the cake, and leave the other half plain.

© 2011 Mary Hyatt

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cashmere 5 years ago from India

That is amazing. I wish I could just cut a piece and eat some of that cake! Yummy!


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

Oh my, oh my. . . This Texas cake is definitely something for me to try out!

Thanks for sharing this great recipe and with the easy to follow pictures.

Sannel


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks for taking the time to look at this recipe! You are right, Cashmere...it's yummy! You know, SannelL, I wondered if I did TOO many photos, and was thinking of deleting some. What do you think?


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bearnmom 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

thank you for the recipe -- my neighbor made the best and I never got the recipe.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi bearnmom! Good, now you have the recipe! One of my daughters has a Birthday today, and the only thing she wanted was a Texas Sheet Cake! So, yesterday I decided since I was going to make the cake anyway, I'd cook it and write a Hub about it, and so, I did. Good luck baking this cake! Regards, Mary


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

looks delicious and not hard to make. thanks


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, pickesandrufus, do try to make this cake. Everyone loves it! I promise it is easy to do. See you around....


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Nice recipe page - and chocolate cakes are always popular. You have made the cake look very tempting and the steps in the photos are helpful too.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi 2uesday, do try this cake. Your friends and family will love you for it. I took my daughter's cake to her yesterday where she works, and within 30 min. it was all gone! I almost went back and took out some of the photos, because I was afraid I'd overdone it, but now, I won't! See you around....


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Just super! Now I'm hungry. Just as soon as I can I'll try this. Thanks.


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

Mary-coming back to your question, I don't think that there can be too many pictures. They just make the hub more interesting and alive. The photos are very helpful when following the steps in the recipe.

Great work! Voted up and useful!

Sannel


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

SanneL, hi there! Thanks for the vote UP. I'm glad to know you feel that way about my photos. One of my Grandchildren came into the kitchen when I was making the cake, and said "I never saw anyone cook with a camera before!" See you around......


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Gypsy, hope you will bake this cake, and let me know how it turns out. You really can't fail with this.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

The title caught my eye because I wondered what "Texas" sheet cake was. From the recipe it sounds like it would be similar to a cake-like brownie. Correct? It does sound good. Thanks for the recipe.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Yes, Peggy, you are correct: it is like a brownie (only better). All the chocolate lovers go for this one! I look forward to following you!


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stylezink 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

Yep, I'm baking this weekend! And since my kids are too old to go trick or treating, they'll enjoy all these baked treats. I'm going to do this one too. This cake sounds really good! Thanks for the great ideas! My family will thank you, lol!

Yummy Hub!


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

When ever anyone in our family has a Birthday, they never want a store bought cake: they ask for this one! Hope you family will like this, too, stylezink!


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stylezink 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

This cake is awesome! I'm eating it right now, ha ha ha! I really like it and it was very easy to make. My family enjoyed it as well. It bakes pretty quickly too. A HUGE thanks for sharing this recipe.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks so much for letting me know how the cake turned out! I found a pan with a lid, and I take one of these to family dinners, picnics, etc. See you around......


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sjwigglywoo 4 years ago from UK

Mary, I love your recipes because they are made from scratch. Many recipes I come across call for packet mixes of this and that. Being from the UK makes doing many recipes impossible as I have no idea what the mixes are.

Another fantastic recipe shared x


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, sjwigglywoo, If you want a good easy cake to make, this is it! It's always a hit at our family dinners or if I take one to a friend's for dinner.

Just wondering if you've made another one of your "fish cakes" lately. That really was a work of art. If you can make that cake, you can make any cake.

Thanks for the share! Mary


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sjwigglywoo 4 years ago from UK

Hi Mary, I am making another this weekend for my son. I am trying to think of another cake to make with a fishing theme.

I'll keep you posted x


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi sjwifflywoo. I hope when you make your next cake, you'll write a Hub about it!


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Peggy W 22 months ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

Revisited this hub of yours. This brownie like cake would be perfect for Valentine's Day for the chocolate lovers out there. Will share++. Happy Valentine's Day to you! :)


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mary615 22 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Peggy W I just made a Texas Sheet Cake yesterday! My family loves this cake. After everyone has had their fill, I cut the rest into serving size pieces and freeze them.

Thanks for the revisit, and the share. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day too!!


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida

Yum yum and yum.. Please pass me a slice or two.

This is a unique recipe I must try Mary.

What a great recipe to find on Valentine's Day....happi Valentine's Day to you and yours

Angels are on the way to you today ps

Voted up shared and pinned


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mary615 22 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, pstraubie48 Oh, I do hope you will make a Texas Sheet cake! I love it cause it is SO easy to make, and everyone just loves it.

Thanks so much for the votes, the share, and the Pin, Let me know how your turns out, OK? Mary


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Thelma Alberts 16 months ago from Germany

This looks so easy to make and delicious as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe Mary.


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mary615 16 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Thelma Alberts I love making this cake. It only requires using one pot for cake and another for the frosting! I do hope you will make a Texas Sheet Cake and let me know how you like it!

Hope you have a wonderful day, Mary


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tillsontitan 16 months ago from New York

Mary this looks as finger licking good as it did the day you posted it!

I love your clear and easy to follow directions, not to mention your excellent pictures. This should have been a HOTD as any chocolate lover will tell you.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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mary615 16 months ago from Florida Author

tillsontitan, hi there. Gee, thanks for the nice compliment. Whenever I have a family dinner, my kids beg for me to make Texas Sheet Cake. BTW: it freezes well, too.

Thanks for the votes, I appreciate that, Mary

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