Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, Meredith Publishing Group. It's also called Buttermilk-Chocolate Sheet Cake. Very rich and moist - yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease 15x10x1 inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder and 1 cup water.
  4. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add the chocolate mixture to dry mixture and beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until thoroughly combined.
  7. Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.
  8. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin).
  9. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 25 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.
  11. Pour warm chocolate buttermilk frosting over the warm cake, spreading evenly.
  12. Place cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly before cutting.
  13. Chocolate-Buttermilk Frosting: In a medium saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder and buttermilk.
  14. Bring to boiling.
  15. Remove from heat.
  16. Add sifted powdered sugar and vanilla.
  17. Beat until smooth.
  18. If desired, stir in 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans.


Most Helpful

I'd say this recipe was a hit. Moist and not too sweet, but I made it w/o the suggested buttermilk frosting. I also made it gluten free by using my flour blend and adding xanthan gum. Thanks for the great starter recipe :)

judell May 04, 2013

Made this for an early Thanksgiving dinner last week to go with pecan pie bars and pumpkin pie squares. I can't believe my parents have never had these before, but now it will be a go-to recipe for them to take to potlucks. Texas Sheet Cake is such a crowd-pleaser because your brownie lover's love it and your cake lovers love it too! Easy and stays moist and gets better the next day. I tweaked the icing and used 6 T buttermilk, 5 T cocoa, 1/2 c. real butter and 4 c. powdered sugar and vanilla. Would be great with pecans, but left out for those who are not nut-lovers. I am making again today to take to Thanksgiving! Yum!

cookin kell November 25, 2010

Good! Texas Sheet Cake is a thin layer of moist cake topped with fudgy frosting, kind of a cross between a brownie and cake. Quick and easy to fix. Best with pecans in the frosting, but I made one without nuts for my picky children. Most versions I've tried are very sweet, seems like this one may have had less frosting. In any event it was very good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama January 23, 2010

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