Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

I have made this Texas sheet cake recipe for years. My children always chose it for their birthday cake over any other, and it makes enough for a crowd. Moist and delicious. Very easy to make. Enjoy!

For Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs

For Icing

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan.

  2. Make cake: Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat in sour cream and eggs.

  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in water and cocoa powder. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from the heat.

  4. Allow to cool slightly, then stir cocoa mixture into the flour and egg mixture until blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

  6. While the cake is baking, make icing: Combine milk, cocoa powder, and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

  7. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla, then fold in walnuts, mixing until blended.

  8. Spread icing over warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

Calories256%total fat 13g saturated fat 6g cholesterol 36mg sodium 145mg total carbohydrate 36g dietary fiber 1g total sugars 28g protein 2g vitamin c 0mg calcium 19mg iron 1mg potassium 68mg

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