This Texas Sheet Cake recipe is a classic dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It is a rich and moist chocolate cake topped with a decadent chocolate frosting. This recipe serves 12 and takes about 30 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to bake.

Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes | Serves: 12


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 18×13-inch baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter with water and cocoa powder, stirring until smooth.
  4. Pour the cocoa mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract, and beat until smooth.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting by combining 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 cup milk, and 4 cups powdered sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour over warm cake.
  8. Let the cake cool completely before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 380 || Carbohydrates: 54g || Protein: 4g || Fat: 18g || Saturated Fat: 11g || Cholesterol: 70mg || Sodium: 220mg || Fiber: 2g || Sugar: 38g

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