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Texas Sheet Cake

You'll love this choclatey cake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 647 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk I used 1%
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

For the Icing:

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk again, I used 1%
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans I omitted these
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. To prepare the cake, coat a 15 x 10 jelly-roll pan with cooking spray, and dust with 2 teaspoons flour. Set prepared pan aside.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2 cups flour and next 3 ingredients (2 cups flour through salt) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Combine water, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; pour into flour mixture. Beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add buttermilk , 1 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs; beat well. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake at 375 F for 17 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Place on wire rack.
  4. To prepare the icing, combine 6 tablespoons butter, milk, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and gradually stir in powdered sugar, pecans, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Spread over hot cake. Cool completely on wire rack.

Recipe Notes

Note: You can also make this recipe in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 375 F for 22 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Texas Sheet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 647 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 378mg16%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 110g37%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 85g94%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.