Texas Sheet Cake – Grandma’s Favorite Recipe

Grandmas Texas Sheet cakeThis Texas Sheet Cake is one of my favorite cakes to make because it is easy, delicious, feeds a lot of people AND reminds me of my Grandma Velda. It being Mother’s Day, I thought I would re-post this old family favorite recipe.

It makes approximately 20, 3 inch servings and is really yummy served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t! When I make this chocolate cake up, I only put nuts on half of it. Most likely, there will be someone in the group who does not like nuts. I personally like it both ways. I like anything chocolate!

Texas sheet cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla  

For the Frosting

  • ½ cup butter
  • 6TB milk
  •  ¼ cup cocoa
  • Small package powder sugar
  • Chopped walnuts (optional) 

Cake Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour and sugar.
  2. In a sauce pan, add butter, cocoa, and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Pour this mixture over the flour and sugar.
  4. Add buttermilk, soda, eggs and vanilla.
  5. Mix well and pour into sheet pan. (12 x 17 inches)
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Frosting instructions

  1. In a sauce pan, bring butter, milk and cocoa to a boil.
  2. Add 16 oz. package of powder sugar and whip well.
  3. Add chopped walnuts (optional) and spread over warm cake.
  4. When cool, cut into squares.

Enjoy!

 
Ingredients
For the Cake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
For the Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 TB milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • small package powder sugar
  • chopped walnuts optional
Instructions
For the cake
  1. In a bowl, combine flour and sugar.
  2. In a sauce pan, add butter, cocoa, and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Pour this mixture over the flour and sugar.
  4. Add buttermilk, soda, eggs and vanilla.
  5. Mix well and pour into sheet pan. (12 x 17 inches)
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
For the frosting
  1. In a sauce pan, bring butter, milk and cocoa to a boil.
  2. Add 16 oz. package of powder sugar and whip well.
  3. Add chopped walnuts (optional) and spread over warm cake.
  4. When cool, cut into squares.

 

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  • Linda LibertyJanuary 12, 2020 - 7:02 pm

    Jan, wonderful post. Lots of great tips to beat the winter blues. Especially the sharing of your husband’s dancing.
    Thank him, from me, for sharing.
    Linda LibertyReplyCancel

    • JanJanuary 13, 2020 - 9:50 am

      Thanks Linda! I thanked Todd for you. Hope it made you smile!ReplyCancel

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