Texas Sheet Cake IV

Texas Sheet Cake IV


"This chocolate cake is made in a jelly roll pan and uses dark cocoa rather than unsweetened chocolate."


35 m servings 290 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour jelly roll pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and white sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter, shortening, coffee, and 1/4 cup cocoa until boiling. Stir frequently. Pour chocolate mixture over flour and sugar. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread into jelly roll pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  5. While cake bakes, prepare frosting. Combine 1/2 cup butter or margarine, milk and 2 tablespoons cocoa in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread warm frosting over cake as soon as it is taken from the oven. Cool.
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  1. 23 Ratings


Just wonderful! In my opinion, it just isn't authentic Texas sheet cake without the addition of coffee. My husband loves chocolate cake and had never had this before. He said it was the best c...

This was a wonderful recipe. I have made this before but never did use coffee. It was delicious. In response to a previous reader that said the icing hardened before the cake could be spread....

I made this cake for my husband's birthday. I must say, I was a little disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly as stated. The cocoa powder may have been too old. My husband loves chocolat...

I made this cake last month for a potluck we had at our church to honor our pastor. I never made Texas Sheet Cake before and our pastor loves coffee and chocolate so I thought this would be a go...

this recepie didn't work well for us because we made three sheet cakes at one time and weren't able to get the frosting on before it started to get hard.

A very moist cake that went together quickly. The secret is to frost immediately as it comes from the oven. I have a family of chocoholics, so I doubled the dark cocoa powder in both cake and fr...

This is a very old recipe of mine....A true crowd pleaser with on-hand ingredients, quickly throws together and not much effort. You will always get requests for more with this one! The only c...

This is an old favorite!

It was good, although I've had better Texas sheet cakes. I didnt notice the coffee taste, so I'll omit it next time.