Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Texas Sheet Cake

Want to join me for a slice of cake and a cup of tea?
This recipe comes from a good friend that I worked with many years ago.  I've adapted the procedure a little and also added the cinnamon.  If you're a cinnamon and chocolate lover, you'll love this cake.  It's easy, moist and oh, SOOOO good!

2 cups sugar                                     
2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 stick butter
1/2 cup oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla

Sift together all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

Put the butter, oil, water, buttermilk into a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add to the dry ingredients and mix well.  Add the beaten eggs and the vanilla.

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan, or a greased jelly roll pan.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes.  While cake is baking, make the icing.

Fudge Icing:

1 stick butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
6 T. milk or buttermilk
1 box powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 t. vanilla
pinch of salt

Bring the butter, cocoa powder and milk to a boil.  Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and salt.  Mix well and pour over cake right when it comes out of the oven.

I am sharing with:
Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Your Cozy Home Party
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
The Bunny Hop
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck
Link 'n Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays
Pink Saturday


  1. Yes I most certainly DO want to join you for a slice of that incredible looking cake and a cuppa tea!

    Be right over, Kitty!!!


  2. I love chocolate sheet cakes, but the cinnamon is a new twist, will have to try that, sounds good!

  3. This is one of my favorites -- have you ever made the white Texas sheet cake -- for a crowd the two of them are perfect!

  4. Back when I could eat sugar and lived in Texas....I loved to make a big chocolate sheet cake! This looks divine! And the ice cream would go good with it, too! Enjoy your day! I'm going to look for some sugar free fudge bars in the freezer! heehee!

  5. oh wow how yummy! I have eaten but never make Texas Sheet cake, but sounds like with this you can't go wrong.

  6. Hello Kitty, I used to make a cake similar to this when my children were young. I always loved the addition of cinnamon. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Texas sheet cake with cinnamon! What could be better than that? I haven't seen the Texas sheet cake recipe in years. An old friend of mine used to make it in a jelly roll pan...thin-ish cake and yummy icing. I always think the buttermilk is what makes it so good. Yum, Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. Kitty~ Your sheet cake looks so rich & chocolaty! I would love the addition of cinnamon :)

  9. I do! I do! I want to come for cake & tea...especially if I can eat it off your gorgeous dishes! =) I love cinnamon/chocolate together...MMM!

  10. Delicious, I am certain...rich, chocolate, moist...yum!

  11. The Texas sheet cake would be ideal for a potluck, and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing a tantalizing photo and the recipe Kitty.

  12. Hi Kitty, Texas sheet cake is my favorite cake ever; I've made it many times. A twist is to bake it until it's almost done (about 2" left); cover the top with marshmallows, return to the oven for the 2". You still frost it. It adds a layer of gooey goodness. This icing is super good too. Glad you shared your recipe so others can enjoy it too. Take my word for it, ladies: THIS CAKE IS FABULOUS!!!

  13. Hi Kitty,
    Your chocolate cake and tea look delicious; yummy! I have never made this cake but it sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us and joining me for tea. I like your cup and plate too. I appreciate you sharing all your wonderful recipes. Have a delightful week.


  14. Wow, that looks like a delicious cake. I love the idea of adding cinnamon. If I could, I'd hop over to your house for cake and milk....I know that sounds childish, but I still prefer a cold glass of milk with chocolate cake. Thanks for joining me at Your Cozy Home Party this week.

  15. I'd love to share a piece and have a nice cup of tea :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday!

  16. Kitty, this is one of my kids all time favorite, my recipe card is worn and very used. This is a fabulous recipe that is a classic. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Kitty, I grew up on this very cake recipe and I make it all the time for family and friend get togethers. I have never found another nearly as good as the plain ole Texas Sheet Cake.

  18. ok...i've decided on your Texas Sheet cake....can't go wrong with that. :))
    I'm going to make the cake and freeze it...then, the day of my Bunco gathering, I'll take it out of freezer, warm it just a bit and pour on the fabulous fudge icing. Think that will work or should I just make the cake fresh that morning.?
    Actually, it doesn't take long to whip it up so guess I'd better do that.


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