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Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake- Big Green House

Texas Sheet Cake- Attention Chocolate Lovers! This is a classic chocolate, fudgy cake that is baked up in a giant sheet pan. Eating just one slice is impossible.

Texas Sheet Cake- Big Green House

Sometimes the simplest desserts are the best. Tor example, a giant chocolate cake. Of course, when it comes to giant chocolate cake, you can’t go wrong with a classic Texas sheet cake.

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Flour + Salt + Baking soda
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Eggs

Baking Pan Size: You will need a large flat rimmed baking sheet for this cake. I used my 17 x 12 baking pan for mine. I do highly recommend this pan! It’s from Nordic and a link to purchase can be found in the recipe card. ( note: it is an affiliate link)

How to Make:

  • First, make your batter. Mix together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then, set aside. In a saucepan, you will melt the butter with water and cocoa powder.
  • Bring this mixture to a boil. Be sure you keep a close eye on it and stir in frequently. You don’t want it to burn 😉
  • Remove it from the heat and mix it with your dry ingredients. Finally, add in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix it all together until combined.
  • Spread the batter into a greased large rimmed baking sheet. If you don’t want to grease the pan, feel free to cover it with parchment paper instead.
  • Once baked, let it cool 10-15 minutes. Then, frost it.
  • Make Frosting: Melt butter with milk and bring it to a simmer. Again, keep a close eye on it and stir in frequently, to prevent burning.
  • When it’s ready, remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar, plus vanilla until totally smooth.
  • Spread it on top of the warm cake.
  • Let the cake cool for about an hour before serving. This will give the frosting time to set. As it sets, it will thicken up a bit.

Storage: Keep any leftover cake in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Texas Sheet Cake- Big Green House

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Yield: approx 24-28 slices

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake- Big Green House

Texas Sheet Cake- Attention Chocolate Lovers! This classic chocolate, fudgy, amazing cake that is baked up in a giant sheet pan. Eating just one slice is impossible.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

FOR CAKE:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs

FOR FROSTING:

  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a large flat rimmed baking sheet ( ex: 17 x 12 ) or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with cocoa powder and water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn't burn. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour melted butter/chocolate mixture into the bowl of flour mixture. Stir to combine. Add milk, vanilla and eggs and mix until fully combined.
  5. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool 10-15 minutes before frosting.


FOR FROSTING:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with cocoa powder and milk. Let mixture come to a light simmer and remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  2. Frost evenly on warm cake. Let cake cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 2g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on abiggreenhouse.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

Esmé Slabbert

Monday 8th of November 2021

Love it, visited from INSPIRE ME MONDAY LINKY PARTY #347 and pinned it for future reference. Thanks for sharing

Erin

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Thanks for the pin Esme!

Jennifer

Monday 8th of November 2021

Looks so good. I pinned it for later.

Erin

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Thanks Jennifer!

Stacy L Roman

Sunday 7th of November 2021

This looks excellent! Thank you for sharing. Im visiting you from the Full Plate Thursday Link Party.

Erin

Sunday 7th of November 2021

Thanks Stacy!

Rebecca - Glutarama

Friday 5th of November 2021

What a simple yet impressive looking bake, my two teens are going to love making this one with me. #FullPlateThursday

Erin

Sunday 7th of November 2021

Thanks Rebecca!

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