This Best Texas Sheet Cake Recipe is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion. The rich and moist chocolate cake topped with a decadent chocolate frosting will have your guests coming back for seconds!

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes | Serves: 12


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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 15×10-inch baking sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a saucepan, bring the water, butter, and cocoa powder to a boil. Remove from heat and add to the flour mixture.
  4. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract to the batter and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting by combining 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, and 6 tablespoons milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in 4 cups powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  7. Spread the frosting over the warm cake and let cool before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 380 || Protein: 4g || Carbohydrates: 55g || Fiber: 2g || Fat: 18g || Saturated Fat: 11g || Cholesterol: 80mg || Sodium: 250mg || Potassium: 120mg || Sugar: 40g

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