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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

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8 Comments

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

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

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

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