Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake: A Southern Sweetness Extravaganza

Yearning for a dessert that screams Southern comfort? Look no further than Texas Sheet Cake! This heavenly delight boasts a decadent chocolate flavor and a moist, melt-in-your-mouth texture that's guaranteed to send your taste buds on a wild ride.

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Ingredients for the icing:

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans (optional)


Begin by setting your oven to a cozy 350°F (175°C). Don't forget to give your 15x10-inch jelly roll pan a little love with some greasing and flouring.

In a spacious mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and a dash of salt, creating the perfect dry mix.

Over medium heat, in a saucepan, let the unsalted butter, water, and cocoa powder dance together until they reach a boiling point, ensuring to stir the pot constantly.

Once the cocoa concoction is hot and ready, pour it lovingly over your dry ingredients and mix until they've formed a harmonious blend.

Time to add some oomph! Beat in the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract until your batter is as smooth as silk.

Pour your batter into the prepared pan, spreading it out evenly like a cozy blanket.

Pop your pan into the preheated oven and let it bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

While your cake is baking, let's get started on the icing. In a saucepan, gather the unsalted butter, cocoa powder, and milk, allowing them to mingle until they reach a delightful boil.

Once the icing mixture is ready, stir in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar until your icing is as smooth as satin. If you fancy a little crunch, go ahead and stir in those chopped pecans.

As soon as your cake emerges from the oven, pour the warm icing over it, spreading it out evenly like a sweet blanket of love.

Allow your masterpiece to cool completely before diving in and indulging in every chocolaty bite.

Dive into this Southern delicacy with your nearest and dearest, and let the flavors transport you to a world of sweet nostalgia!