Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

sheet.jpgTexas Chocolate Sheet Cake

You know we do everything big in Texas. So why not cakes, too. In my whole life, i can only remember 3 church potlucks where I didn’t see at least one sheet cake. I can confidently say that 95% of all the birthday cakes I have had where sheet, 1/2 sheet or 1/4 sheet cakes. A sheet cake is basically a one layer cake made in a cookie sheet pan or a roll pan. Sheet cakes can serve many people and can be easily iced and decorated.


2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter
8 tbls cocoa proverbs-31-30
1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup water
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup milk
1 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Mix flour and sugar in large bowl and set aside. Combine 1 stick butter,
4 tbls cocoa (Mom used 6), 1/2 cup Crisco, 1 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring well, and pour over sugar and flour. Add 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup sour cream with 1 tsp soda. Mix well–it will be thin. Pour onto large, greased cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees.


Start 5 minutes before cake is done. In saucepan combine 1/3 cup milk. 1 stick butter, 4 tbls cocoa (very generous), bring to boil and remove from heat. Add 1 lb powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla,1 cup chopped nuts. Spread over hot cake as it comes from the oven.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Delicious! Of course, we had this at Thanksgiving! Do you make Mississippi Mud Cake? Now I need cake!!!!!

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    1. There is a lady at church that makes a Mississippi Mud Pie that is legendary. I will have to get here to share her recipe with me. fingers crossed

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