My mom’s chocolate Texas sheet cake is probably the classic chocolate sheet cake recipe you grew up with, but in case you lost it, here it is along with a cooked chocolate frosting!
My mom's chocolate Texas sheet cake is probably the classic chocolate sheet cake recipe you grew up with, but in case you lost it, here it is along with a cooked chocolate frosting!  ohsweetbasil.com

Everything’s bigger in Texas. And while I’m not from nor do I live in Texas it is hands down the state with the most pride ever. EVER. When I lived there for a brief moment I discovered that every license plate, house, doorstep, etc. bears the state or the state flag. Good mercy. And yet, I loved it. In fact, I would love to move there.

I’m going to enjoy Grandma’s chocolate cake that she passed down to my mom and could totally be from Texas given the size. Just look at it…it’s absolutely perfect…

A photo of a whole sheet pan of frosted chocolate Texas sheet cake.

The Best Cooked Chocolate Frosting

I hate to admit this, but I could drink cooked chocolate frosting. Actually my favorite part is after you’ve frosted the cake and the saucepan has frosting setting up in it. I lick it. I full on dip my finger and lick the pot clean. Don’t judge. It takes this cake over the top and through the roof!

It’s so unbelievably good. And Creamy. And warm. Oh, it’s so warm and perfect. I know, you’re all confused. The frosting is made stove top and oh my gosh, it’s so delicious. I just pace while my mom makes it, and then I steal that spatula as fast as I can. I totally hate when she uses every last bit of frosting. Such a waste. 😉 See section below for making the cooked chocolate frosting of the gods.

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My mom grew up eating this easy chocolate sheet cake and it made an appearance at my house every holiday season growing up. It’s easy to make, sets up perfectly, stays moist, and it feeds an army. Isn’t that exactly what you need around the holidays, easy to make food that feeds a ton of people? Plus, just wait until you smell all of that chocolate cooking, you’ll thank me. Promise.

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How to Make Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Make a cake doesn’t get any easier! The ingredients are simple, expected…no surprises. Here is how you do it:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and then mix the flour and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Grab a saucepan and add the margarine, shortening, cocoa and water in it and bring it to a light boil over medium high heat.
  • In another bowl, combine the buttermilk eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and vanilla and whisk everything together until it is nice and smooth.
  • Take the cocoa mixture from the stove and pour it over the flour mixture in the stand mixer and mix it together until smooth.
  • Add the buttermilk mixture and mix it again until smooth.

That’s it! Easy peezy! Lightly spray a 12×18″ cookie sheet with cooking spray and pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

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How to Make Cooked Chocolate Frosting

You might think that something so good has to be difficult to make. Nothing could be more untrue when it comes to this frosting. While the cake is baking, you can get to work on this easy cooked chocolate frosting:

  • Grab another sauce pan, or quickly clean the one you just used for the cake, and add the margarine, cocoa and milk and bring them to a soft boil over medium heat.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla to the cocoa mixture and whisk everything together until smooth.

Your cooked chocolate frosting is done! Let the finger dipping and licking begin….errrrr, I mean, I never would do that! Spread the frosting onto the cake while both the frosting and cake are still warm.

Now cut yourself a piece the size the Texas and you’ll be the happiest camper that ever has been! This is the classic chocolate Texas sheet cake you know and love! Enjoy it for holidays, family reunions, birthdays or just an average Wednesday…everyone needs chocolate on an average Wednesday!

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Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake with Cooked Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

4.41 from 22 votes
Servings: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Description

My mom's chocolate Texas sheet cake is probably the classic chocolate sheet cake recipe you grew up with, but in case you lost it, here it is along with a cooked chocolate frosting!

Ingredients 

Chocolate Cake

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Margarine
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk, Or 1/2 Cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 2 Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Pinch Salt

Warm Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 Cup Margarine
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 lb Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

For the Cake

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a kitchenaid, mix the flour and sugar.
    2 Cups Flour, 2 Cups Sugar
  • Place the margarine, shortening, cocoa and water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring it to a light boil.
    1/2 Cup Margarine, 1/2 Cup Shortening, 4 Tablespoons Cocoa, 1 Cup Water
  • In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, soda, cinnamon, vanilla and salt whisk until smooth.
    1/2 Cup Buttermilk, 2 Eggs, 1 teaspoon Baking Soda, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon Vanilla, 1 Pinch Salt
  • Take the cocoa mixture and pour it over the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Add the buttermilk mixture and mix again until smooth.
  • Lightly spray a cookie sheet (12x18") with cooking oil (Pam).
  • Pour the mixture in the pan and bake for 20 minutes.

Warm Chocolate Frosting

  • Add the margarine, cocoa and milk to a saucepan over medium heat until it reaches a soft boil.
    1/2 Cup Margarine, 4 Tablespoons Cocoa, 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
    1 lb Powdered Sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Spread onto the cake while both the frosting and the cake are still warm.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*Make sure that you frost the cake while it is still warm with the warm frosting.
Texas Sheet Cake can be frozen for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 52mgSugar: 22g
Author: Sweet Basil
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