Texas Sheet Cake is a great dessert when you are baking for a crowd! A delicious combination of chocolate cake and brownies in one that everyone will love.
This recipe is another one of my favorites I have learned from my grandma! I know I have said it before with some other recipes, that I am wanting to learn some family recipes that everyone loves and that are favorites of mine. Texas Sheet Cakes are like a family tradition, you might have eaten it as a kid as well as your parents may have as well. Enjoyable every time!
Texas Sheet Cake definitely satisfies that craving for something chocolaty. It’s packed with flavor, moist, and buttery. Plus the frosting itself is amazingly tasty!
This cake recipe is baked in a large jelly roll pan creating a large cake, which is why it is perfect for get togethers and potlucks. A sweet treat for dessert and able to serve several.
Texas sheet cake is a easy recipe to put together, but one of the tricks to this yummy dessert is to frost it when the cake is still warm. This allows the frosting to be able to spread well on top of the cake and to soak into the cake as it cools.
Texas Sheet Cake
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 sticks margarine – melted
2 cups flour
4 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups nuts -chopped (optional – I prefer pecans or walnuts best, but I usually leave the nuts out of the cake and just put in the icing).
1 stick margarine – melted
4 Tbsp cocoa
6 Tbsp buttermilk
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts – chopped (optional – I prefer pecans or walnuts best)
In a mixing bowl combine sugar, eggs, salt, baking soda, vanilla and margarine together and mix. Then add the flour, cocoa, buttermilk, and nuts if choosing to. Mix with hand mixer until smooth.
Pour batter into a greased, large jelly roll pan (17″x 12″ x 2″ or so).
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes.
As soon as the cake is done, make the icing. In a sauce pan combine margarine, cocoa, and buttermilk together as margarine melts. Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add nuts if choosing to. Pour immediately over the warm cake and spread out to all edges of the cake.
Make it with nuts, any kind of nuts you’d like, or without depending on your liking.
Next time you need to serve several and thinking of a chocolate, cake, or brownie idea, this Texas Sheet Cake is a perfect and delicious option to bake!