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Texas Sheet Cake


Texas Sheet Cake

I have made this Texas sheet cake recipe for years. My children always chose it for their birthday cake over any other, and it makes enough for a crowd. Moist and delicious. Very easy to make. Enjoy!

Recipe details
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 32
Yield: 1 10×15-inch cake


  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 cups white sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. ½ cup sour cream
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 cup butter
  8. 1 cup water
  9. 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  10. 6 tablespoons milk
  11. 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  12. ½ cup butter
  13. 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  15. 1 cup chopped walnuts (Optional)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan.

Step 2

Make cake: Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat in sour cream and eggs.

Step 3

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in water and cocoa powder. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from the heat. Allow to cool slightly, then stir cocoa mixture into the flour and egg mixture until blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Step 4

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.


Step 5

While the cake is baking, make icing: Combine milk, cocoa powder, and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla, then fold in walnuts, mixing until blended.

Step 6

Spread icing over warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

256 : Calories
13g : Fat
36g : Carbs
2g : Protein

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