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

Updated on September 21, 2013
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Mary learned to cook at her mother's knee. She likes to share recipes for some of the old-fashioned dishes she still serves her family.

The Finished Texas Sheet Cake

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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


First Three Ingredients In Saucepan


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


Beginning To Boil

Stir the three ingredients until they begin to boil.

Remaining Ingredients Have Been Added


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bringing The Frosting To A Boil


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


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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