This is hands-down my all-time favorite cake! I fell in love making it after my grandmother shared the recipe with me. This cake is super quick, easy, and fun to make! Definitely recommend this for first time bakers and anyone else who would love to take a bite out of a delicious chocolate Texas sheet cake.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 10x15-inch cake
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15-inch cake pan.

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  • Combine butter, water, and cocoa powder for cake in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter has melted and mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

  • Meanwhile, mix flour, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. Beat buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl.

  • Add melted butter mixture to the flour mixture, then add buttermilk-egg mixture and beat until thoroughly combined. Pour into the prepared cake pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Remove cake from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine butter, milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract for the frosting in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until butter melts, then stir in powdered sugar. Spread frosting over the warm cake.

Cook's Note:

Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) if you are using a dark-coated pan.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 36.3g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 169.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2020
I double the chocolate, bc, why not. This time we added almond extract to both cake batter and icing...smells divine! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 6
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2020
I double the chocolate, bc, why not. This time we added almond extract to both cake batter and icing...smells divine! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2020
An easy 5 star chocolate cake. I tripled the amount of cocoa and baking time needed to be increased by 20 minutes. ( It could be my oven so bake as directed and test if done.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2020
Nice and moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2020
What a moist cake! I made the recipe as instructed but added chopped pecans on top. The cake itself is not too sweet but with the very sweet topping creates a perfect combination. This was a super easy recipe and my first cake from scratch. Will make it again. It got a silent reaction because my family was too busy inhaling this cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2020
Just waiting for it to finish baking and in my 350 oven it’s taking another 20 mins than stated Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2020
Good cake I made for my husband’s birthday & he enjoyed it. I do think next time I will tone down the icing as a tad sweet for us, but it was such comfort while inside during this Covid-19. 0 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
So amazing! I accidentally only put 1/2 cup of butter in the cake and I don’t know if it needed another 1/2 cup. It was delicious! I also added 1/4 tsp of salt to the icing because it was very sweet. I will definitely be baking this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2020
Decadent . Yes I will make it again. Great with or without ice cream. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2020
Good cake. I doubled the cocoa in the cake mix. Tastes exactly like Dunkin Hines to me, though, with exception of the great frosting. Read More
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