Texas Sheet Cake (repost)

I’m making this again today for a family picnic – so I decided to repost the recipe in case you missed it!  It’s sooooo good – everyone will be asking for the recipe!  Enjoy and Happy Friday!

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!

26 thoughts on “Texas Sheet Cake (repost)

  1. This looks awesome. I hadn’t thought of using yogurt in cake before but I bet it’s delicious. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Texas Sheet Cake will be the death of me. !!! I love this dessert so much. Thanks for posting it, now I am craving chocolate.

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