Texas Sheet Cake is a moist, chocolate-y cake with a fudge-y, decadent frosting. It is easy to make and it can feed a crowd the size of Texas!
This Texas Sheet Cake is one of our favorites, but there are so many other delicious cake recipes. Looking for something other than cake? Try some of our favorite chocolate recipes, or browse through all of our dessert recipes for inspiration!
Texas Sheet Cake
Texas Sheet Cake is quite possibly the perfect dessert to serve at any party or gathering. Who doesn’t love a slice of velvety chocolate cake with a layer of fudge-y frosting? This dessert takes center stage at all of our family Memorial Day picnics, Fourth of July barbecues, Halloween parties, or just a Sunday afternoon treat. And it’s really easy to make. You cook the ingredients in a pot over the stove! No mixer required for the cake OR the frosting!
The Secret Ingredient
This is probably the most moist (say that 10x fast) cake I have ever tasted. It melts in your mouth! The secret ingredient is sour cream! It may sound weird, but sour cream takes Texas Sheet Cake to the next level. Not only does it add so much richness to the texture, you also can’t even taste the sour flavor at all. All of the best cakes, in my opinion, have sour cream in them! However, my personal favorite is our Chocolate Chocolate Chip Nothing Bundt Cake….SO GOOD!
The Icing on the Texas Sheet Cake
Texas Sheet Cake frosting is so divine, you will look forward to licking the spoon! It whips up in just moments, and is poured over the cake while it’s still warm. No waiting for the cake to cool, and no crumbs in your frosting either! Start cooking the frosting while the cake has about five minutes left in the oven. It sets up quickly, so make sure to keep a constant stir going until you pour it over the cake. For easy frosting spreading, use a rubber spatula. Of course, don’t hesitate to lick the excess! It’s so yummy! Some people like to mix chopped pecans in with the frosting before pouring it over the cake.
Tips for Serving and Storing
When you serve Texas Sheet Cake, it is best to remember the popular saying, “Some like it hot, some like it cold.” I love to eat this cake right out of the oven! It is warm and gooey and delicious! BUT, it is also so good to eat after it’s cooled off a little OR after it has been in the fridge for a little while. Enjoy it your way! Store leftover cake covered at room temperature for up to a week. You can also store it in the refrigerator too.
More Decadent Cake Recipes
If you love our Texas Sheet Cake, we’ve got more delicious cake recipes for you!
- Strawberries and Cream Cake– Strawberries and Cream Cake is a great summer dessert, loaded with fresh strawberries in both the cake and frosting! Perfect for a family get together.
- Cinnamon Swirl Cake– This Cinnamon Swirl Cake is one of my favorite desserts because it’s quick, easy and so yummy! It’s like a cinnamon roll in a cake, and everyone loves it!
- Chocolate Chocolate Chip Nothing Bundt Cake Copycat– Our copycat version of Nothing Bundt Cake’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake is a MUST TRY! It is one of our most popular recipes for a good reason.
- Carnival Cruise Warm Melting Cake– Have you tried the Carnival Cruise Line Warm Chocolate Melting Cake? If you’ve been on a Carnival Cruise, you know how amazing it is. If not, you can indulge in this decadent chocolate melting cake at home.
- Flourless Chocolate Cake– This Flourless Chocolate Cake is by far the easiest version I have ever made and it tastes just as good as more difficult recipes. It is light and decadent and has a rich chocolate flavor. Additionally, spread over the top is a silky smooth chocolate ganache.
- Chocolate Pudding Cake– This Chocolate Pudding Cake is probably the easiest chocolate cake recipe out there because there are only 4 ingredients!
- Orange Pineapple Cake– Orange Pineapple cake is a light, fruity cake with an island flair. You will love the delicious whipped creamy topping! Perfect for potlucks and parties!
- Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Frosting– This Coconut Cream Cake is a coconut lovers dream! It is a coconut infused cake, with a rich and creamy coconut cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with even more toasted coconut.
How to Make Texas Sheet Cake
- Heat butter, water, and cocoa in pan until butter is melted.
- Add sugar, flour, and salt and mix well.
- Beat in eggs, sour cream, and baking soda.
- Pour into a 12x18 cookie sheet pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
- Melt butter, cocoa, and milk in a sauce pan, then bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
- Spread frosting on warm cake.
- Serve warm or let cool. Serve with ice cream if desired.