Texas Sheet Cake


For years, I’ve used this Texas sheet cake recipe. It makes enough cake for a large gathering, and my kids always preferred it to any other on their birthdays. Delicious and moist. simple to make Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder


  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts



  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C). Butter and flour a jelly roll pan.
  2. making cake In a mixing basin, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the eggs and sour cream.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the cocoa powder and water. Turn off the heat once the mixture has reached a boil. Before combining the cocoa mixture with the flour and egg mixture, let it cool a little. Pour the batter into the pan.
  4. For about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, bake in the preheated oven.
  5. Make the icing while the cake bakes: In a big pan over medium heat, mix milk, cocoa powder, and butter. Once it has boiled, turn off the heat. Vanilla and confectioners’ sugar are combined, after which the walnuts are folded in and thoroughly mixed.
  6. Apply icing to the warm cake.


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