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A slice of chocolate sheet cake on a plate, and topped with fresh berries
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Texas Sheet Cake

Servings: 20
Calories: 353kcal


For the Chocolate Sheet Cake:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 TBS cocoa powder
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Icing:

  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 TBS cocoa powder
  • 6 TBS milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)


For the Chocolate Sheet Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.
  • Spray a jelly roll pan (10x15 inches) with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk them together.
  • Add your cocoa powder, butter, and water to a medium sized sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Remove from heat once the butter is melted and the cocoa powder can be stirred to be dissolved.
  • Pour the cocoa powder mixture into the flour mixture, and stir until combined.
  • Add in the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract and stir it all together till just combined.
  • Pour the chocolate cake batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake the cake for 16-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the pan for 15 minutes at room temperature, then start to make the icing.

For the Chocolate Icing:

  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a large bowl.
  • Add the cocoa powder, milk, and butter to a medium sauce pan and cook over low heat until the butter melts.
  • Raise the temperature to medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the powdered sugar, and whisk together till it's nice and smooth.
  • Pour the icing over the warm cake, and spread evenly.
  • Allow the cake to cool, and the icing to set then slice and serve.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg