This Texas Sheet Cake is chocolate heaven! It is the perfect cake for a crowd, too.
Print Recipe

Texas Sheet Cake

This Texas Sheet Cake is chocolate heaven! It is the perfect cake for a crowd too.
Course: Cake
Servings: 24 -30
Author: Two Sisters Kitchens

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

For the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium pot, combine butter, water, and cocoa and bring to a light boil. Whisk constantly until the mixture starts to bubble and becomes glossy. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl sift the sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda together.
  • Pour the cocoa mixture over the flour mixture and fold until almost combined completely.
  • Add buttermilk, sour cream, beaten eggs, and vanilla; mix until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 13×18 inch jelly roll pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool as you prepare the frosting.

For the frosting:

  • With an electric mixture or a stand mixture. Beat the butter and sugar, starting low, progressing to a medium high speed. Beat for 4 to 6 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Stop the mixture and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt,mix for 30 seconds.
  • Add in half of the heavy whipping cream and mix for 30 seconds add in the rest of the heavy whipping cream and increase the speed to medium-high. Whisk for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy. If the cake is cool spread the mixture evenly over the cake.