Texas Sheet Cake


This chocolate cake serves many but it won't last long! You may want to make two and freeze one for later.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 cup butter or margarine

  • 1 cup water

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

  • 2 slightly beaten eggs

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows)

Chocolate Frosting

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine

  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoon buttermilk

  • 2 ¼ cup sifted powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set pan aside. In a medium saucepan combine butter, water, and cocoa powder. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, soda, salt, and cinnamon (if desired). Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed to combine. Add cocoa mixture and beat until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven 20 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

  4. Immediately pour hot Chocolate Frosting over warm cake; spread evenly. Completely cool cake in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Makes 60.

Chocolate Frosting

  1. In a medium saucepan stir together butter or margarine, unsweetened cocoa powder, and buttermilk. Cook and stir until boiling; remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed until blended. Stir in walnuts.

Prepare and bake cake as directed; cool completely. Do not frost. Place in a freezer container or bag. Freeze up to 1 month. Before serving, thaw several hours at room temperature. Frost as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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