Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

I had such a craving for cake today…as if all the easter candy from 5 kids in my home weren’t enough!  This recipe is a family favorite.  In fact, my son loves it so much he has requested it as his birthday cake every year since he turned 2.  It’s so easy to throw together – no special mixing skills required!  The best part is the frosting.  When you pour it over the hot cake, it soaks in and creates a fudge like topping.  SO GOOD!

Texas Sheet Cake

2 cups sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 stick butter

1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened

2 large eggs

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  In a saucepan, combine water, oil, butter and cocoa.  Bring to a boil, constantly stirring.  Pour over  sugar and flour mixture.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.  Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 – 25 minutes.  Let cool slightly and pour frosting (see below) over top of warm cake.  Let cool and enjoy!


3/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened

6 tablespoons butter

pinch salt

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted (more or less to taste)

In a medium saucepan, heat the butter and milk until the butter is melted.  Add in the cocoa and stir to combine.  Remove from heat and add the vanilla.  Gradually add in the confectioner’s sugar and beat until smooth.  Use immediately.

Do you have a favorite cake recipe that you crave?  I’d love to hear from you!


4 thoughts on “Texas Sheet Cake

  1. Yum! Yum! I will definitely use this recipe sometime. Maybe next week when my sister visits. I happen to love carrot cake though I’m still looking for a good recipe that I like when I bake it.

    • This is a great recipe for feeding lots of people – it holds up well too. I love carrot cake, but haven’t made one in ages…I think it’s about time I did!

  2. I made this cake this afternoon and it’s every bit as good as you said it was going to be! My kids will never eat their dinner this evening after coming home to find this cake in the kitchen … it was way too tempting and yes, we all dug in! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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