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Three pieces of Texas Sheet Cake stacked on a plate
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5 from 6 votes

Texas Sheet Cake

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! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Texas sheet cake
Servings: 20
Calories: 392kcal
Author: Emily Walker


  • Baking Sheet
  • Sauce pan






  • Heat butter, water, and cocoa in pan until butter is melted.
    Butter, cocoa, and water mixture in a pot
  • Add sugar, flour, and salt and mix well.
    Chocolate cake mixture in a pot
  • Beat in eggs, sour cream, and baking soda.
    Texas Sheet Cake batter in a pot
  • Pour into a 12x18 cookie sheet pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
    Texas Sheet Cake batter in a jelly roll pan


  • Melt butter, cocoa, and milk in a sauce pan, then bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
    Texas Sheet Cake frosting in a sauce pan
  • Spread frosting on warm cake.
    Chocolate frosting being poured onto a cake
  • Serve warm or let cool. Serve with ice cream if desired.
    Texas Sheet Cake in a jelly roll pan with a blue gingham napkin



Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.3mg