Texas Sheet Cake


prep 0:15       total 0:50


18 servings




2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick butter
1/2 cup Crisco oil
1 cup water
5 tbsp. cocoa
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 dash salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. soda powder


1 stick butter
5 tbsp. cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 box sifted powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Mix together flour, sugar and 1/2 tsp. salt; set aside.

Put butter, crisco, water, and cocoa in saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Mix in flour mixture. Add sour cream, eggs slightly beaten, dash salt, vanilla and baking soda. Pour into greased and floured pan. Bake in 11x16-inch sheetpan 15-20 minutes.

After cake has baked 10 minutes start icing using same saucepan. Mix together butter, cocoa and milk; bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add powered sugar, vanilla, and chopped nuts. Ice cake when out of oven.

Author's Comments

If icing becomes stiff before cake is done, put on low heat until it becomes smooth again.<br />
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Let icing mixture come to a rapid boil before removing off of heat.

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3 Recipe Reviews


Lyn reviewed Texas Sheet Cake on February 5, 2004

This is the best cake I have ever tasted!!!!!!!!


thalcomb reviewed Texas Sheet Cake on January 13, 2007

Wow, this is so awesome! I didn't have the sheet cake size the recipe called for so I used what I had, a 9x11 and baked it 30 minutes and it was delicious. I've made it twice and both times my family has oooed and ahhhhed. Definitely try it!


hollyjohnson reviewed Texas Sheet Cake on March 1, 2007

I tried this recipe after tasting a similar cake at a family event. This recipe is sooo much better than the cake i had before. My family, even my in-laws, are always begging me to make this cake now!!! Five stars!!! Thanks!