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Texas Sheet Cake

I thought I would post the Texas Sheet Cake recipe I made for the Childrens Crusade at church. It really makes a huge cake and is great for get togethers.


Original recipe yield: 1 - 12x16 inch cake.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 20

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 tablespoons milk
4 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Sift together and set aside in large bowl the flour and sugar.
  2. In saucepan over medium heat bring to a boil; 1/2 cup margarine or butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup water, and 4 tablespoons cocoa.
  3. Pour cocoa mixture over flour and sugar mixture. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well and pour into a greased and floured sheet pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes.
  5. To Make Frosting: Five minutes before cake is done, bring to boil in a saucepan 1/2 cup margarine or butter, 6 tablespoons milk, and 4 tablespoons cocoa. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the confectioners' sugar, nuts (if desired), and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and immediately pour frosting over warm cake. Cake may be served warm or at room temperature.


  1. This looks so sinful. The Bible does say there is joy in sin for a season and I am sure this is one example. Joy in eating it, followed by expanded gone! I'm trying it. LOL


  2. Hey, I'm a member of Ladies Abiding In Christ and there is a girl on there looking for a way to make a skirt out of pants. Didn't you try that and do a post on it a while back? I looked through the available archives and didn't see it. It may have been someone else, but I thought you did a post on it.


  3. Hey Kristi,
    Here's the link for the skirts from jeans.
    Skirts from Jeans

  4. That looks good, but not good for my WAIST!!!!!!!!!

  5. Oh, this is absolutely the BEST cake ever! My pastor's wife makes the best one I've ever put in my moouth. I don't know exactly what she does, but it's the best.

  6. Ooh..this looks delicious and perfect for those big church or family get-togethers!

  7. I must try that recipe, it looks really good.
    By the way, I found that post about skirt from jeans a while back on your blog. I did it and it was quite easy.

  8. Anonymous6:18 PM

    You are the only other person I've EVER seen that makes this. My MIL has been making Texas Sheet Cake for years...since before my hubby and I were married (more than 20 yrs.) It is absolutely wonderful!!

  9. I'm making this for our next party....hopefully the one after my dh adopts my daughter. He is the only father she's known.


  10. Oh boy!!! This looks WONDERFUL!!!! I'm definitley copying this recipe down!!

    I'll tell ya, Tori, you really have some GREAT recipes!! If you were my next door neighbor, I would be eating over at your house all the time!!! :)

    Thank you for sharing!!!!

    Mrs. U

  11. I love that it serves 20. My husband won't let it out of our home!LOL!!!! Oh man...those 15lbs....they're not going anywhere yet!! Great yummy recipe. Thank you much!~wink~

  12. This sounds so good! But full of those calories and fat I am working on losing! If that picture is what it looks like, yUmmy! I peeked her the other day after reading Carols post on you. Today I thought I might leave a message! I like it here and will peek back again. Happy Thursday!

  13. Anonymous7:15 AM

    We always have people (mostly family) to our house to eat and fellowship between our services on Sundays. MIL showed up this morning with her food to contribute to the meal and guess what she had with it...Texas Sheet Cake!!! Of course I don't know if I'll get to enjoy any since I'm sick but I sure hope the Lord lets me feel well long enough to get to enjoy some of it.

  14. That looks so good.


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