Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Texas Sheet Cake

I have never heard of a Texas sheet cake before- is that weird?  I am not even sure why it is called that except for maybe the fact you make it in a large cake pan.  I got this recipe from one of my favorite food blogs.  I don't follow too many consistently but Your Homebased Mom is one that I check daily.

She gave a challenge to compare her recipe with another food blogs recipe.  I had planned on doing this until  I had another chocolate recipe fail earlier in the week and I needed a for sure thing so I just went with hers and was not disappointed.

This was a yummy moist cake and makes enough for a big crowd- or to pass out to neighbors.

 Texas Sheet Cake by: Leigh Anne at Your Homebased Mom

Mix together in a bowl and set aside:

2 C flour
2 C sugar
1 tsp salt

Mix together in your mixer:

2 cubes/sticks butter
1/4 C  cocoa
2 eggs
1/2 C buttermilk
1 C hot water
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp vinegar

Mix together.  Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Pour into a greased 15×10x1 pan.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes

1 cube/stick butter, softened
6 Tbsp milk
1/4 C cocoa
3 3/4 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Mix butter, milk and cocoa together.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla.  Beat well and spread on hot cake as it comes from oven.


  1. I think Texas Sheet Cake is only popular in Utah ;) Thanks for the cake! It looked really good, wish I could have had some!

  2. I love me some Texas Sheet Cake (well, pretty much anything that has chocolate in it is a winner in my book!)