Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake at DoingSplendid.com When I was young, my mom used to always make Texas Sheet Cake for our family and even sometimes took one to work for her coworkers. It was delicious! I always looked forward to when she would make it, mostly so I could lick the bowl. I used to sit myself at the counter just so I would be the first one there when she was finished. It was just so good!

Now fast forward to last week and I needed something delicious to take to a Relief Society meeting. Texas Sheet Cake came to mind. I found a recipe that I could make with a few modifications and this tasty cake was the result.

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It was very good and the others at the meeting seemed to like it too. I’m not sure I know anyone who would turn down something that looks and tastes as good as this. I do think that another recipe for Texas Sheet Cake might be in Doing Splendid’s future, though, because my mom’s recipe is a little different, and I think we better make her recipe to compare! 😀

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Texas Sheet Cake


Adapted from Our Best Bites


Cake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 (1 oz.) squares baking chocolate
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk mixed with a teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 (1 oz.) squares baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 11×17 inch pan. Combine butter, shortening, chocolate, and water in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat and stir until everything is melted and mixed together.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour and the baking soda. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar, milk with lemon juice (or real buttermilk, if you have it), eggs, and vanilla. Mix in chocolate mixture. Then mix in flour mixture until well combined. Pour into pan and  bake for 20-25 minutes. Just before cake is finished baking, make the frosting.

To make the frosting, mix milk, chocolate, and butter in saucepan. Heat just until it starts to bubble around the edges. Remove from heat and add in the powdered sugar and the vanilla. Mix well. While frosting is still warm and cake is out of the oven, pour and spread over cake.

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I hope you love it as much as we did. Thanks for stopping by today! I am so thankful that you did!

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