Texas Sheet Cake is a staple at every family gathering. Moist, chocolatey and big enough to feed a crowd the size of Texas!
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 fudgy 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!
Tips for the Perfect Texas Sheet Cake
- This is probably the moistest (is that a word?) cake I have ever tasted; it melts in your mouth! The secret ingredient is sour cream! It may sound weird, but sour cream takes the moist factor in this cake to the next level. And you can’t even taste the sour flavor at all. All of the best cakes, in my opinion, have sour cream in them! (My personal favorite is our Chocolate Chocolate Chip Nothing Bundt Cake….SO GOOD!)
- 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. And then don’t hesitate to lick the excess! It’s so yummy!
- When you serve this 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.
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- Chocolate Pudding Cake– This Chocolate Pudding Cake is probably the easiest chocolate cake recipe out there. 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.