Texas Chocolate Chocolate Sheet Cake

Y’all know OMT! loves her cake.

Since I had a hankerin’ (Texas-to-the-rest-of-y’all translation: a powerful neeeed) for something cakey, I went looking for a recipe and found this oldie but YUMMY: Texas Chocolate Chocolate Sheet Cake.

Texas Chocolate Chocolate Sheet Cake

As soon as I saw the recipe card, I was whisked back into time.  Sheet cakes were all the rage in the 80s and 90s.   Every baker had a go-to; this one was mine.

When my family knew I was baking this cake, they’d hang around the kitchen waiting for a piece straight out of the oven.  Oh, man.

Sadly, I don’t know to whom the credit goes for this deliciousness, as it’s written on a well-worn index card.

What is Texas Chocolate Chocolate Sheet Cake?  Basically, it’s a chocolate sheet cake that is iced right out of the oven.  The icing makes the cake gooey and decadent…no poking required.

Are you the designated dessert person for an event or get-together?  Do you love to bake folks cake?  Is there a special someone (maybe YOU?!) that needs a cake pick-me-up?  Make this.  Do it. Now.

Then stand back as you witness folks experience rapture by cake. CAN I GET AN AMEN?! (oh, I’ll get that AMEN! as soon as you take your first bite)

Texas Chocolate Chocolate Sheet Cake


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 8 oz powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (opt)


  1. Mix flour and sugar and set aside.
  2. Put butter, cocoa and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil.
  3. Pour cocoa mixture over flour and sugar. Mix until well blended.
  4. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla.
  5. Pour into greased and floured 11 x 13 pan. *
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Ice cake as soon as it is removed from oven.
  8. ICING **
  9. Put butter, cocoa and cream in a saucepan. Heat over low heat until butter melts.
  10. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.
  11. Mix until well blended.
  12. Spread over hot cake.
  13. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  14. E-A-T!


* When flouring a pan for a chocolate cake mix, I use cocoa instead of white flour. Cocoa won't leave a white mark on your cake. Pretty! Cause that matters when you're throwing it down your piehole, right?! ~more cake!~

** I ALWAYS double the icing recipe, cause well, MORE ICING!


As I’m writing this post, in particular the recipe, my mouth is watering.  Even after all these years.

I think it’s the cinnamon that makes it addictive.  Or the buttery icing.  Or the chocolate.

Come on y’all, grab a spoon (today we eat like hillbillies!) and get raptured by cake.

Now, can I get that AMEN?!


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  1. Amen, my Texas Sister, preach the goodness of the soul-stirrin’, love thy brother, Texas Sheet Cake! 😀

  2. Yum!

  3. I tried to make this a long time ago.. different recipe but similar and had no luck w that icing. I will need to try it again…

  4. I love, no, ADORE, Texas sheet cake. Can’t wait to try this chocolately recipe!

  5. I usually double the icing recipe when I make it.

  6. Yum! I always know when I stop by here there is going to be something delicious waiting. What beats chocolate? Seriously?

  7. froglipz says:

    Mmmmmmm. Going to have to try that the next time that I have grandbabies over. …

  8. Never had this- that’s be changing soon!! Pinned. BB2U

  9. This looks really, really good! Can you come to one of my summer parties?!

  10. AWESOME!! My grandmother used to make this,and I’ve been looking for a similar recipe and until now, couldn’t’ find one!! THANK YOU!!! Going to make it TODAY!!

  11. This is always what I have for my birthday cake! I LOVE it!

  12. My mother-in-law makes this cake and we love it. Thanks for the recipe, I needed it.

  13. I love Texas sheetcake. I have never had double chocolate though. YUMMY. Make sure you stop by Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and link up! We’d love to have you!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams


  15. Amen!

  16. I’m so glad I found this recipe! My mom used to make this cake for my birthday and it was SO good! Somewhere along the way, she lost the recipe and I’ve been trying to replicate it ever since! Most recipes don’t have the cinnamon, and I know it was in hers, so I can’t wait to try this! Pinned. Thanks!

  17. This is just a great cake for holiday gatherings, a favorite at our house.

  18. I’ve made this once and it was UNREAL…Friends were drooling for it…Pinned and tweeted! 🙂


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