This chocolate cake is made in a jelly roll pan and uses dark cocoa rather than unsweetened chocolate.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour jelly roll pan or line with parchment paper.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and white sugar. Set aside.

  • In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter, shortening, coffee, and 1/4 cup cocoa until boiling. Stir frequently. Pour chocolate mixture over flour and sugar. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread into jelly roll pan.

  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

  • While cake bakes, prepare frosting. Combine 1/2 cup butter or margarine, milk and 2 tablespoons cocoa in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread warm frosting over cake as soon as it is taken from the oven. Cool.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

289.6 calories; 2.2 g protein; 43.2 g carbohydrates; 36.2 mg cholesterol; 120.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
Just wonderful! In my opinion it just isn't authentic Texas sheet cake without the addition of coffee. My husband loves chocolate cake and had never had this before. He said it was the best cake he'd ever had and now has a new favorite! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/02/2008
I made this cake for my husband's birthday. I must say I was a little disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly as stated. The cocoa powder may have been too old. My husband loves chocolate and it just did not have a rich chocolate taste. I most likely will not try again. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
Just wonderful! In my opinion it just isn't authentic Texas sheet cake without the addition of coffee. My husband loves chocolate cake and had never had this before. He said it was the best cake he'd ever had and now has a new favorite! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
Just wonderful! In my opinion it just isn't authentic Texas sheet cake without the addition of coffee. My husband loves chocolate cake and had never had this before. He said it was the best cake he'd ever had and now has a new favorite! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
This was a wonderful recipe. I have made this before but never did use coffee. It was delicious. In response to a previous reader that said the icing hardened before the cake could be spread...when my cake is done I pull out the rack and leave it right on the rack (with the oven still on) in front of the open hot oven and spread on the frosting at once. Someone had suggested this to me and I've never had a problem with spreading the frosting. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 2 stars
10/01/2008
I made this cake for my husband's birthday. I must say I was a little disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly as stated. The cocoa powder may have been too old. My husband loves chocolate and it just did not have a rich chocolate taste. I most likely will not try again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2008
I made this cake last month for a potluck we had at our church to honor our pastor. I never made Texas Sheet Cake before and our pastor loves coffee and chocolate so I thought this would be a good thing to take. When it was time to clean up I happened to see one lady putting four pieces on a plate to take home. Everyone loved it and said I could bring it again. Tomorrow I am making it again for my son's birthday party. What a great tasting cake! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2004
this recepie didn't work well for us because we made three sheet cakes at one time and weren't able to get the frosting on before it started to get hard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2012
A very moist cake that went together quickly. The secret is to frost immediately as it comes from the oven. I have a family of chocoholics so I doubled the dark cocoa powder in both cake and frosting and cut the sugar in both by 1/2 cup. Delicious! Couldn't keep my hubby out of it. Oh yeah make sure your jellyroll pan is 13X18. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
This is an old favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
This is a very old recipe of mine....A true crowd pleaser with on-hand ingredients quickly throws together and not much effort. You will always get requests for more with this one! The only change I make is I use all butter in the batter rather than the shortening (don't like to use shortening at all). You won't be sorry! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2007
It was good although I've had better Texas sheet cakes. I didnt notice the coffee taste so I'll omit it next time. Read More
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