Combine in a pot on the stove and cook till bubbly. Posted: (2 days ago) Hi Diane, I have the baking directions for a Large Sheet Cake size using my Best Chocolate Cake recipe. Delicious! And even though it’s taken me ages to post a chocolate version, you may already be familiar with this white Texas sheet cake and this peanut butter Texas sheet cake. So good!! Anything that's not a standard cake tends to misbehave in a sheet pan. Any tips on the frosting soaking into the cake? I have made Texas sheet cake before but been severely underwhelmed. Here’s one for you! link} can also be used (it helps to reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees if using glass), When it comes to Texas sheet cake, the batter really can be baked in any of the above pans. My family thinks I’m an awesome cook. So, today I bring you my Perfect Vanilla Sheet Cake… As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. My native Texan hubby as well as the rest of our family LOVE this cake! 1 ¾ sticks of butter (If using a jelly roll pan, make sure the sides are high enough so the batter doesn’t overflow.). ","position":2,"name":"For the cake, in a large bowl, whisk...","url":"https:\/\/\/chocolate-texas-sheet-cake\/#mv_create_1268_2"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"In a medium saucepan, add the butter and water. I LOVE me some Texas Sheet cake. Take all the credit! I often wondered why you didn’t have a chocolate version! ½ cup buttermilk I made this Saturday and I do like the extra chocolate! We used 5 Tbs cocoa powder for the cake 4 TBs cocoa for the frosting and it suited our tastes. Mel, Mel, Mel – what does a girl whose *not* a fan of Texas Sheet Cake do when she has leftover buttermilk and is super bored at 10 pm on a Saturday? So, not sure how the cake will turn out. Love the addition of coconut, Annie! This Recipe is my all time favorite got to when i make texas sheet cake. When I’ve had it in the past, the chocolate flavor has just been underwhelming and unsatisfying, as far as chocolate cake goes. I have successfully halved this recipe and baked it in a quarter sheet pan. Natural, unsweetened cocoa powder (i.e. Heat, stirring cosntantly, until the mixture comes to a simmer. I made this for the food portion of my 5th grader’s state project, so hopefully, this cake is actually tied to TX! Heat, stirring cosntantly, until the mixture comes to a simmer. 2 cups (15 ounces) granulated sugar My kids liked it but it wasn’t my favorite. I’ve had them with one stick only (dreadful), but most have two sticks. I love pecans and cinnamon but not in my Texas sheetcake haha, Yay! I’ve also seen a lot of Texas sheet cake recipes that say to bake the cake in a jelly roll pan. And easy. Read More Also, I didn’t know there was a difference between a jelly roll pan and half sheet pan. Mmm! This is definitely going into my recipe binder. For my sister’s wedding I used this batter to make her layer cake, plus a bunch of cupcakes. Otherwise the recipe is very similar. Ours has three. Try subbing heavy cream for the milk in the icing. As for the cinnamon, I’ve seen other recipes that call for a teaspoon of cinnamon in the cake batter and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon in the frosting. I had questioned about that in a post, which way to best mix and match those two! I live in Idaho with my husband, 5 kids, and selection of weird farm animals. My hubby loves it straight from the freezer, but I love to microwave it for just a few seconds and then it’s as gooey as when it was fresh. The cinnamon gives it a super rich flavor! Sheet cakes are cakes that are baked in rectangle pans, and are simply frosted. Brownies are much fudgier! ½ tsp salt My mother in law always uses a disposable plastic knife to cut her Texas sheet cake because she says it makes a cleaner cut, and I imagine doesn’t damage the pan either. 20 minutes Sift in the cocoa (to avoid lumps). Funny I just made 2 of your sheet cakes for a funeral and was noticing that there wasn’t a chocolate version and wondering why not, you read my mind! That made me smile to know you still make it on your kids’ birthdays even if they live far away. I like to refrigerate it (it tastes delicious chilled). ","position":6,"name":"While the cake bakes, make the frosting.\u00a0In a...","url":"https:\/\/\/chocolate-texas-sheet-cake\/#mv_create_1268_6"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Pour the warm frosting over the warm cake and spread evenly. I’ll have to remember this recipe next time we have a large function to go to – because I’m with you, having a Huge cake staring you in the face all day long would be dangerous. I eat gluten free so I subbed Thrive gluten free flour. I’m loving all your quarantine baking adventures, Bri! I’ve always been underwhelmed by Texas sheet cake. Yay! I had Texas Sheet Cake only once before and, honestly, didn’t like it, because it looked like chocolate cake, but didn’t really taste like chocolate. We haven’t made it for a longtime. This is almost the same recipe as the pioneer woman chocolate sheet cake that we have been making and loving for years! I even make it gluten free and it taste like a gooey brownie. I always thought it didn’t have enough chocolate flavor. It’s the BEST feeling when you find a recipe like that…one that you know you’ll never have to replace! Go big or go home, I guess, right? I am so impatient at waiting for cakes to cool before frosting them. 1/4 teaspoon salt Then in the frosting recipe I add 1 tsp of vanilla, 1/2 cup cocoa and 1 lb of powdered sugar. Let me know what you think, Melissa! this recipe is very similar to a recipe I grew up with…a couple differences …I use 1/2 tsp salt in the cake recipe, as well as 2 tsp of cinnamon!!! (Or any GF flour conconction?) 2 cups sugar, Pour the chocolate mixture over the flour mixture and mix. Just the right recipe from the right person Now waiting for the opportunity to make some other sheet cakes from your site. Perfect Vanilla Sheet Cake. Meanwhile, mix flour, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. For the half sheet pan? Thank you and I’m excited to try the peanut butter versions! Category: Cakes/Cupcakes It was tasty,  but our frosting completely disappeared into the cake!! If you’re the one doing the cooking, you deserve it! ), (PS:  So enjoy your blog and photos, even when I’m Not in the mood to cook or bake anything! Add the following ingredients and mix well. Prep Time: Just wondering if so, how much to add. Your frosting is very similar to the chocolate frosting in my peanut butter bars recipe. Love the feedback…it’s so fun reading how everyone else has made and enjoyed this recipe over the years! Namely, a bit more cocoa in the cake and the frosting, and I often use my Aunt Marilyn’s tip to use buttermilk in the frosting instead of milk. The cake should have a little cinnamon in the cake and chopped pecans in the frosting. Admittedly, I don’t make it as often as my family would like. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract It freezes well. Texas Sheet Cake. A perfect cake to whip up on the fly! My kids introduced me to your blog and I have enjoyed many recipes that you have posted. Planning to make for a birthday this weekend so figured I would post my question. Hershey's) works great for both the cake and the frosting. Here it is in its entirety: Jenn’s Texas Sheet Cake Wire Whisk I still make it for my chidren’s birthdays even though they are grown and married(and take a pic to send to them). I would be super bugged if I were the food blogger who shared a favorite recipe and then had peple basically say that there recipe is way better and here, they’ll copy and paste it even. Add warm icing to hot cake straight from oven. I loved my mom’s growing up but it seems a little greasy to me now. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cake is evenly baked and springs back lightly to the touch (watch closely; your oven may cook hotter and the cake may need even less time). Teacher strikes don’t sound good (for anyone). I’m excited for your chocolate version—definitely with you on making chocolate cake CHOCOLATE! Was I wrong! My husband, who doesn’t like chocolate cake, adores this cake. 1 teaspoon baking soda Looks like there will be some in my future . Why are you copying and pasting your own recipe for this cake? Has anyone or have you ever tried to sub the flour with King Arthur’s gluten-free flour? Talk about a travesty of chocolate cake proportions. We would do half batter chocolate, half vanilla (omit cocoa) then 2 people would pour into opposite ends of a sheet pan at the same time and the batters would meet in the middle but not mix. While there are obviously other names for the easy, no-fuss and definitely no-frills dessert (like Mama Hinckley cake, as I mentioned before, but I’ve also heard it called frosted chocolate sheet cake which is a super exciting and cutting edge name for the cake), around here we lovingly refer to it as Texas sheet cake. Bring to a boil. Maybe that’s why people look at me weird when I say it’s a sheet cake, so I’m calling it a Texas sheet cake because cakes are bigger in Texas (right? Remove … What pan size you actually choose will say a lot about your personality (and your feelings about Texas sheet cake in general), but ultimately, it’s up to you. Quarantine baking adventures continue at our house and we made Texas Sheet cake for the first time! Cookware Keep the frosting warm if the cake is not finished baking.Pour the warm frosting over the warm cake and spread evenly. You never let me down, Mel. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. She calls it “Cocoa Sheath Cake” I think…now I need to ask her and compare recipes. Give it a try. I love seeing all the goodness you are whipping up in your kitchens! Serve the cake warm or at room temperature. SO…here is our recipe. (12×18 inches) Greased. Doesn’t really make the cake any less decedent in terms of calories but makes us feel better about it… and a little cheaper . link} – they last forever and I use them for all my cookie baking; they also come in a 2-pack at Sam’s Club or Costco and are cheaper there, I think), 9X13-Inch Pan = I prefer using a metal 9X13-inch pan {aff. Amazing how just a difference of 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder makes a huge difference in my book. thing too! . So thank you! 1 cup water, Sift together: I bet I have made this cake, only my recipe calls it Scotch Cake, at least 200 times over the year. 1/3 cup Cocoa I know that might sound weird, but it’s definitely in the “don’t knock it til you try it” category, because it makes a rather ordinary cake somewhat special. 200 times!! It’s fantastic!! I’ve never been to Texas … It tastes great and alleviates the leftover cake problem for small families. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a large, rimmed baking sheet/half sheet pan (about 11X17-inches). Stir until well mixed. Sift in the cocoa (to avoid lumps). For the gluten free i still do everything the same as i would if i was cooking it with regular flour. Looking for sheet cake recipes? You will never achieve the true taste and texure of a Texas sheet cake using a 9x13 cake pan to bake this recipe. Thank you Mel. Mix in a mixing bowl: 2 cups sugar I also grew up with my mom mixing walnuts into the frosting. It It makes my heart happy to see you have a version that I need to try! I have never been able to put my finger on why I’m not a huge fan of chocolate Texas sheet cake. I can’t wait to try your recipe. I needed a simple and somewhat large cake to bring to the church today, and for some reason Texas sheet cake came to mind. Thanks for restoring my faith in Texas sheet cake! 2 tsps cinnamon. Go ahead and line your 13x9 with parchment paper—because this plum and berry-studded sheet cake looks so happy and bright when displayed on a pretty serving tray. It crazy moist, super chocolatey and truly sublime. It balances the dessert out to be just perfect! 40 minutes Not familiar with Texas sheet cake at all, but sounds like I might just have to try it! Frosting: This was super easy to make. 2 eggs cinnamon to the batter and use coffee for the liquid in the frosting. . Yes, I think those are the cookie sheets you might be thinking of. That’s part of what makes it Texas sheet cake and not just another chocolate cake.. A true Texas sheet cake is baked in a shallow 11x15 jelly roll pan, it is not baked in a 9x13 cake pan. Your email address will not be published. I’ve made your peanut butter and white Texas sheet cakes several times, they are our favorite cakes!! 1 cup chopped pecans (optional). So worth it. Try waiting a little bit to let the cake cool or add a bit more powdered sugar to thicken the frosting. And way too sweet, made my teeth hurt. THANK YOU so much for sharing the recipe. Thank you! I have a friend who can’t eat chocolate & would love to be able to make a cake with carob as a surprise. If you’re going to have chocolate cake, HAVE CHOCOLATE CAKE. As I was doing some recipe research, I learned that typical sheet cakes are made in a thin sheet pan (think jellyroll pan), not a big 13×9 pan that I’m accustomed to. This Texas sheet cake is often baked in a half sheet pan (i.e. Old Fashion Sheet Cake. Frost with Texas Sheet Cake Frosting while still warm. ).\n\nGET THE RECIPE: https:\/\/\/chocolate-texas-sheet-cake\/","thumbnailUrl":"https:\/\/\/vi\/5tl18ZEh2tM\/hqdefault.jpg","contentUrl":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=5tl18ZEh2tM","duration":"PT1M15S","uploadDate":"2019-03-05T02:14:40.000Z"},"keywords":" butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, sour cream","nutrition":{"@type":"NutritionInformation","calories":"0 calories","carbohydrateContent":"0 grams carbohydrates","cholesterolContent":"0 milligrams cholesterol","fiberContent":"0 grams fiber","proteinContent":"0 grams protein","saturatedFatContent":"0 grams saturated fat","sodiumContent":"0 grams sodium","sugarContent":"0 grams sugar"},"aggregateRating":{"@type":"AggregateRating","ratingValue":"4.6","reviewCount":73},"url":"https:\/\/\/chocolate-texas-sheet-cake\/"} So easy to make! I have a really great classic yellow cake, but in my opinion, it’s a little fussy (calls for cake flour and such) for a sheet cake. The minor adjustments you made to a traditional TX sheet cake recipe make all the difference! I did add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a 1/2 cup of chopped pecans to make it more like a Texas sheet cake,. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. I agree! I’ve never liked Texas Sheet Cake but I’ll bet your version would change my mind! Until now! When I saw today’s recipe I decided to do something I don’t much do and that is share how ours is different and I think better. I made a standard recipe several years ago but it wasn’t as intense in chocolate flavor and was dry. Being it was so thin, compared to a regular cake, I was expecting it to be on the dry side. This cake looks perfect for a large gathering. Until today!Thanks for sharing. Mostly a Texas sheet cake varies only with the amount of butter. If using a jelly roll pan, make sure the sides are high enough so the batter doesn't overflow. Know what I mean? This Texas Sheet Cake Recipe is one from Greg's family cookbook! I’m with you, Mel! Serve the cake warm or at room temperature. 4 heaping T. cocoa Like you said, it does make a LOT though, so do you happen to know if it freezes well? Add buttermilk mixture then whisk all ingredients together for one minute. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cake is evenly baked and springs back lightly to the touch (watch closely; your oven may cook hotter and the cake may need even less time).While the cake bakes, make the frosting. Have a great weekend! 5 tablespoons cocoa (see note) Baking it fot the fish fry at church. But if you want to maintain the strict identity of the classically thin and loveable Texas sheet cake, my opinion is you need to stick with the half sheet pan. Good call on that, you speak my love language, which is clearly chocolate. I’m so excited to finally get the chocolate one right! I grew up on Texas cake too! Despite the pieces of flour in the cake, everyone loved the cake! My in-laws call this brownies and it drives me crazy! Oh, thanks for the tip! My favorite “take” on classic chocolate Texas sheet cake, this delightful cake is so moist, ultra-chocolatey, and so easy to make (no mixer required!). Amazing! Luckily I have a very talented niece who helped with that part.). Earlier this week I made the cake using Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa. Bring the mixture to a boil. I want to try it as a 9×13″ cake sometime like one of my Texas friends did for her birthday cake. There’s something about the endearingly thin, super moist chocolate cake slathered in warm chocolate frosting that garners fans generation after generation. sift flour and sugar together in large bowl. Also, have you ever topped it with pecans? Also, I would suggest mixing the melted butter and cocoa before adding other ingredients… it seems to come together better. Perfection! Batter tasted good. I think a lot of people will want to make it that way! 1 tsp. We love your white and peanut butter versions! The jury is still out, despite numerous research articles, on how the generationally beloved cake got its name, but I stick to the idea that because it’s baked in a pan the size of Texas, it can safely be called Texas sheet cake. I’m so glad you wrote “if you’re gonna do chocolate cake, do chocolate cake!” I always pass it up bc it’s not worth the calories. This will be great for potlucks. 2 cups flour In my world in northern Wyoming everyone that knows me uses my grandmother, Bettye Watkins’ version. In a medium saucepan, add the butter and water. Set aside.For the cake, in a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, flour, baking soda and salt.In a medium saucepan, add the butter and water. Delicious! The depth of chocolate flavor and extra fudginess make it out of this world. This is like my moms recipe. That sounds like a fun (and easy) variation on frosting! Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or so. Add and beat until smooth ","position":4,"name":"Add the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla and mix...","url":"https:\/\/\/chocolate-texas-sheet-cake\/#mv_create_1268_4"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. I’m sure you’ll find something. 6 T. milk  Thanks, Mel! This was my FIRST sheet cake, wanting to layer a neapolitan style if I was successful with this recipe. How do you keep little round pieces of white flour from showing up in the finished product? If I were going to do a little mixing and matching, having made both this and the Peanut Butter Sheet Cake, which would you think would be the better combination, the PB sheet cake and chocolate sheet cake frosting, or the other way around? ½ (heaping) probably more like 3/4 cup sour cream, Pour hot mixture over flour and sugar mixture in mixing bowl. Well, the baking part, not the decorating part. ½ Cup cocoa Recipe: Plum-Berry Cornmeal Sheet Cake. Pour the warm frosting over the warm cake and spread evenly. We always had it for my dad’s birthday. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a large, rimmed 12x18-inch baking sheet (aka a half … The buttermilk just kicks it up a notch! I’ll let you know how it turns out. From one past underwhelmed Texas sheet cake fan to another, you’ll have to let me know what you think if/when you try this! My niece and nephew went crazy for this. We’ve always just called it cake brownies. Icing: In a small saucepan, bring butter, cocoa, and cream to a boil, stirring occasionally. 1 cup (8 ounces, 2 sticks) butter Used jelly roll pan, 25 min. Melt butter with 1 cup of boiling water and cocoa, just until butter is melted Pour over flour/sugar mixture and add beaten eggs, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. Using a large cookie sheet/sheet cake pan. Glad your grandmother’s version remains a family favorite! Using 1 cup buttermilk and only 1/2 cup water for the batter. Not Texas Sheet Cake, also called Texas Sheath Cake, which has cinnamon in the cake batter and pecans in the frosting. I usually halve the recipe and make it in a 13×9 cause that much cake for my little family is a dangerous thing, My mother in law makes something very similar, usually by request of my father in law. If using a jelly roll pan, make sure the sides are high enough so the batter doesn't overflow. Such a delicious cake! My instinct had been to do it that way, but I’m glad your post confirms that! For the cake, in a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. I love peanuts, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds, macadamias, filberts, hazelnuts, and others, but Not in my chocolate anything, and especially not in chocolate pudding. Some recipes call for a shockingly scant amount of 3 tablespoons cocoa for the entire cake! Set aside. It’s the best dessert when you have a crowd of people to feed and everyone always loves it. The Great Teacher Strike of 2018 will go down in history) to a big slice o cake! I might need to work on a no-fuss, no-frills Texas sheet cake version. 2 cups flour + 2 cups sugar + 1/2 cup buttermilk. Do leave the cake in the pan or remove, then pour on icing? No need to frost and layer a cake here! Oooops! the rest is pretty much the same for the cake. Yes! the large, rimmed baking sheets about 11X17-inches in size). To this day, this is the cake we always use for birthdays.