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!
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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!
Just wondering if I can use a 10 1/2 ” x 15 1/2 ” jelly roll pan instead? And will the baking time just the same?
Stephanie Brubaker says
Hi Pauline, If the sides of your pan are at least 1 1/2″-2″ tall then you would be just fine baking in the smaller pan. You may need to add a few minutes of cooking time though. Enjoy!
Maria ray says
Is unsalted butter necessary?
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!! 🙂
Everyone loved it thanx … this is now on my recipe list
Yippee! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Nancy j says
Next time add 1 tsp cinnamon to the batter….makes all the difference!
Hope this is not a silly question, but, do you wait until the boiling water mixture cools off before adding the eggs? Thanks!
Not a silly question at all! You do not have to wait for the mixture to cool. Enjoy!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
Love it! Stumbling!
Texas sheet cake is THE best! There’s always one brought after a funeral, the perfect comfort food.
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I need a slice of this right now!
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!
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.
That’s awesome, Meg! I’m so glad you love it like we do 🙂 Thanks so much for letting me know 🙂
That sheet cake looks incredible!
Thank you, Angie!
Betsy | JavaCupcake.com says
Any cake that’s made with sour cream is a winner in my book!
Yes! Makes cakes so moist 🙂
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
And now I want chocolate cake for breakfast! This looks so good!
Haha, I ALWAYS want chocolate for breakfast 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I’d like to drink that frosting please. 🙂
Ugh, it’s so good!
Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent says
Love sheet cake…the perfect solution for a chocolate craving!
Yes, and I always have a chocolate craving 😉
ATL Brotha says
Come to ATL next time you have a chocolate craving and I can help you with that. 😉