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The Best Ever Texas Sheet Cake

This recipe for The Best Ever Texas Sheet Cake seriously is the BEST EVER! So incredibly moist and chocolatey, it will leave you forever craving more!

The BEST EVER Texas Sheet Cake - An easy, from scratch recipe that is out of this world! @backforseconds #chocolate #dessert #cake #valentinesday

Oh my goodness, you guys. This cake!! I love sheet cakes because they are so easy to make and this one in particular is so incredibly moist and decadent! And the frosting…oh my!

The BEST EVER Texas Sheet Cake - An easy, from scratch recipe that is out of this world! @backforseconds #chocolate #dessert #cake #valentinesday

This is a great cake to make when you have a lot of people to feed, although my family couldn’t keep their forks out of it and we had it polished off in a few days. It’s just so stinkin’ good!

It’s easy to do a little easy decorating to make this cake more festive for holidays. I just took some red mini M&M’s to make a heart, which is fun for Valentines Day. Or just add sprinkles in a color to match any occasion.

The BEST EVER Texas Sheet Cake - An easy, from scratch recipe that is out of this world! @backforseconds #chocolate #dessert #cake #valentinesday

Typical Texas Sheet Cakes have chopped pecans mixed in with the frosting but I decided to leave them out and stick with pure chocolate – but you could totally add them in if that’s how you roll.

This cake comes together so quickly and you don’t even have to wait for it to cool before frosting. You’re going to cook the frosting on the stove top while the cake is baking. Then when it comes out of the oven, pour the gooey chocolate frosting all over the hot cake. Try to wait at least a few minutes before digging in – you don’t want to burn yourself, but boy is it good warm and fresh from the oven!

I hope you give this cake a try. You’re gonna love it!

The BEST EVER Texas Sheet Cake - An easy, from scratch recipe that is out of this world! @backforseconds #chocolate #dessert #cake #valentinesday

The Best Ever Texas Sheet Cake

Serves 32
This recipe for The Best Ever Texas Sheet Cake seriously is the BEST EVER! So incredibly moist and chocolatey, it will lave you forever craving more!

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup water (boiling)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Directions

Cake
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350
In a large bowl stir together melted butter, boiling water and cocoa until smooth. Mix in sugar, eggs, and sour cream until well blended. Add in baking soda and flour and carefully stir until smooth. Pour batter into a greased jelly roll pan (13x18").
Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Step 2
Make the frosting while the cake bakes.
In a medium sauce pan melt the butter with the milk and cocoa powder. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Once it boils turn off the heat and stir in the powdered sugar until well incorporated. Pour evenly over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.

 

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26 Responses to “The Best Ever Texas Sheet Cake”

  1. Love sheet cake…the perfect solution for a chocolate craving!

  2. I’d like to drink that frosting please. :)

  3. And now I want chocolate cake for breakfast! This looks so good!

  4. Any cake that’s made with sour cream is a winner in my book!

  5. Angie says:

    That sheet cake looks incredible!

  6. Meg says:

    Just finished frosting this! Oh. My. Glob. It’s amazing! I didn’t have a jelly roll pan so I used a regular 9×13 Pyrex and added 5 minutes to the time. Turned out perfect! I also used vanilla almond milk instead of milk. It’s seriously the best cake ever and soooooooo easy.

  7. Susan says:

    I love the simplicity of texas sheet cakes mostly because I hate decorating layer cakes. One layer, enough to feed a crowd and boom you’re done!

  8. I need a slice of this right now!

  9. Angela says:

    Texas sheet cake is THE best! There’s always one brought after a funeral, the perfect comfort food.

  10. Sisco says:

    Hope this is not a silly question, but, do you wait until the boiling water mixture cools off before adding the eggs? Thanks!

  11. Nancy j says:

    Next time add 1 tsp cinnamon to the batter….makes all the difference!

  12. Mel says:

    Everyone loved it thanx … this is now on my recipe list

  13. Maria ray says:

    Is unsalted butter necessary?

    • Stephanie says:

      You can use salted if that’s what you like to use. I always use unsalted so I have control over the salt content in the recipe. Hope you enjoy the cake – we love this one!! :)

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