Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Texas Sheet Cake recipe? Learn how to make Texas Sheet Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bjhalley

Makes 24 servings



Chocolate sheet cake with chocolate frosting

Recipe Ingredients for Texas Sheet Cake


Cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Chocolate Frosting:
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

Recipe Directions for Texas Sheet Cake

  1. Cake:

  2. Grease a 15X10X1-inch or jelly roll pan or a 13X9X2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  3. In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, and 1 cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. With an electric hand-held mixer on medium speed, beat chocolate mixture into the dry mixture until thoroughly blended. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin). Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in a 350 oven about 25 minutes for the 15X10-inch pan or 35 minutes for the 13X9-inch pan, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

  5. Pour warm chocolate frosting over the warm cake, spreading evenly. Place cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly before cutting.

  6. Makes 24 servings.

  7. Frosting:

  8. In a medium saucepan combine 1/4 cup butter or margarine, 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, and 3 tablespoons buttermilk. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add 2 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. If desired, stir in 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 65.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.0g
18%
Saturated Fat
6.5g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
158mg
7%
Potassium
68mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
37.5g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
28.2g
Protein
2.4g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
F
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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