Texas Sheet Cake II

Texas Sheet Cake II


"Rich, moist, easy chocolate cake to feed a crowd. Small serving is more than enough. Great for community dinners or large get togethers of any sort."


1 h servings 362 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.2g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sift together and set aside in large bowl the flour and sugar.
  2. In saucepan over medium heat bring to a boil; 1/2 cup margarine or butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup water, and 4 tablespoons cocoa.
  3. Pour cocoa mixture over flour and sugar mixture. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well and pour into a greased and floured sheet pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes.
  5. To Make Frosting: Five minutes before cake is done, bring to boil in a saucepan 1/2 cup margarine or butter, 6 tablespoons milk, and 4 tablespoons cocoa. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the confectioners' sugar, nuts (if desired), and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and immediately pour frosting over cake. Cake may be served warm or at room temperature.
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  1. 89 Ratings


First, this cake is SUPPOSED to be super thin. Hence, Texas SHEET Cake. Like the reviewer below said, use the large jellyroll size pan (15"x10") not a 9x13 or 8x8...it just won't work. Very ver...

This is the exact same recipe my mother makes....this is easy and quick. Be sure to use a jelly roll pan or the Pampered C.'s bar pan. You can substitue a 1/2 tsp vinegar or lemon juice with m...

This is THE Texas sheet cake recipe! Exactly the same as the one I got from my Mom. It always turns out so moist and delicious. (And yes, sweet!). The recipe doesn't mention pan size that I can ...

UPDATE: I changed the 1/2 cup shortening for 1/2 cup vegetable oil. Much better now. This is my hubby's favorite cake. He is from Nebraska and they call it a "Tommy Cake". I couldn't find hi...

I've made many chocolate cakes and this is a good one but not my personal favorite. A little too dense and flour tasting but lots of chocolate flavor though! When you flour the pan add a spri...

This icing is really what makes this cake. I did add an additional tablespoon of cocoa to the cake mix for a more chocolate flavor. Make sure to sift your ingredients so you don't get any "whi...

Excellent flavor, I really like this cake. The icing is great, I added 1 cup walnuts and 1 tsp vanilla in it. I also used one extra Tbsp of cocoa powder in the cake. Next time I'll add a litt...

So good for a picnic! Try adding 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the batter for a special little something, folks will wonder what that different taste is!

This was very simple to make and turned out quite moist, but I wish it would have had a deeper chocolate flavor (the cake itself). Frosting was good; I didn't realize that I was low on powdered...