Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake is a classic chocolate cake recipe that is easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd. Here’s a simple recipe to follow:


For the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 15×10 inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the water and cocoa powder and stir until smooth.
  4. Pour the melted butter mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Add in the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract and stir until the batter is smooth.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking sheet and spread it out evenly.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  1. While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the milk and cocoa powder and stir until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour the frosting over the warm cake and spread it out evenly.
  4. Sprinkle the chopped pecans on top (if using).
  5. Allow the cake to cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.

Enjoy your delicious Texas Sheet Cake!

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