Grandma Mary's Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This texas sheet cake has been in the family for years! Always moist and rich, and usually gone in a day, this cake will stay in my recipe books forever.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, blend sugar, flour, and salt.
  3. In 1 quart saucepan, combine water, butter, and cocoa, stirring to bring to a boil. Slowly pour over dry ingredients, beating well.
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla, beating well.
  5. Pour into a 9x13 pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
  6. While still warm, ice with frosting and let cool.
  8. Heat butter, milk and cocoa to a boil then cool slightly. Add vanilla extract.
  9. Gradually add powdered sugar; add more milk as needed for consistency (should be thick).
  10. *Do this while cake is baking so it will be ready when the cake is still warm.