Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake is a dessert that my mom would frequently make for us when we were growing up.  The best way to describe it is: a moist cakey brownie.  It was a staple at our house and she always did half topped with pecans and half plain.  It was delicious and I think of her every time I make it.

It's pretty easy for a dessert from scratch and I seem to always have the ingredients in my pantry.

You'll need:
1 stick butter
1 c water
2 T cocoa

Bring the first three ingredients to a boil and then remove from heat and add:
1 c flour
1 c sugar
1/4 t salt
1 egg
1/4 c sour cream
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t vanilla

 Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

1/2 stick butter
2 T cocoa
3 T milk
1/2 t vanilla
3 c confectioner's sugar
1 c chopped pecans

Bring the first three ingredients to a boil then add in vanilla and confectioner's sugar.  Ice the cake while it's still warm and then top with chopped pecans.
*This recipe can easily be doubled for a 15x10x1 jelly roll pan

Enjoy this family favorite :)


  1. Pinned! I love Texas sheet cake. I wish I had a piece right now. I love the icing on those things. Thanks for sharing!

  2. YUMM! my mom makes Texas sheet cake but i havent had it in years... i need to make this soon. xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a RapidLash giveaway on cornflake dreams

  3. This is one of my mom's classic recipes, too. I think she actually blogged about her recipe not too long ago! It must be Texas sheet cake month...which means I need to make one. :) I can just taste that fudgey icing right now...yum!


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