Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, chocoalte
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 475 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a sheet cake pan with non stick cooking spray. 

  2. In a large (heat proof) mixing bowl whisk together your flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside for later. 

  3. Melt butter with unsweetened cocoa powder and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil then remove from heat.

  4. In a separate bowl whisk together sour cream with eggs and vanilla extract. Add this to your flour mix until well combined. Next add in your melted butter from the sauce pan to your flour and mix again until well combined. 

  5. Pour this batter into your prepared sheet cake pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes your until your cake is cooked through. 


  1. Melt butter, milk, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Bring to a boil then remove from heat. Add in powdered sugar and mix until well combined. Add your frosting to the cake right away then allow it to cook for 10-15 minutes before serving. 

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Nutrition Facts
Texas Sheet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 332mg14%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.