Recipe: Texas Sheet Cake

This originally appeared as a guest post over on Eat Enjoy Live.


Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite desserts – Texas Sheet Cake! This is a dish I fell in love with long before I moved to Texas. My aunt (who has always lived in Michigan, go figure) makes this for any big family gatherings, and it is always a hit. This is her recipe. It is moist and oh-so-delicious. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Texas Sheet Cake

For the Cake

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 large cookie sheet with a rim/raised edges, greased

For the Frosting

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 6 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • Optional: sprinkles, nuts, or other small scatter-able toppings as desired


  1. For the cake, boil the butter, cocoa and water together until smooth.
  2. Mix in the rest of the cake ingredients, and pour into greased sheet pan.
  3. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes.
  4. For the frosting, combine and boil the butter, cocoa, milk and vanilla.
  5. Add the powdered sugar and blend well.
  6. Pour and spread over the cake while it is still hot.
  7. Sprinkle with toppings, if desired.
  8. Let cool, and enjoy!

Have you ever made Texas Sheet Cake? What’s your favorite dessert?


  1. Texas Sheet Cake is one of my favorite things ever! My mom made this for pretty much every birthday I had when I was living at home.