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!
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!
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.
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
- 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
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup milk
- 4 cups powdered sugar
|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.
|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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