best texas sheet cake recipe with buttermilk

by Mr. Newton Littel III Published 8 months ago Updated 5 months ago

How to make a Texas sheet cake?

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and butter your 12×17-inch (30x43cm) sheet pan.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate measuring cup, combine the eggs, water, buttermilk, and vegetable oil.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until the batter is smooth. ...

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What does Texas sheet cake taste like?

Texas sheet cake is a denser, deeper chocolate flavor, while Coco Cola Cake has a medium chocolate intensity, is less dense and more cakey, and even more moist. Recipe Notes For Coca Cola Cake:

What size pan to use for Texas sheet cake?


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar and salt; set aside.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup butter, the water and 3 tablespoons baking cocoa to boiling. ...
  4. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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How to bake a sheet cake?

Tools You’ll Need

  • Jelly Roll Pan: This odd-sized pan is one worth having in the pantry if you’re a regular baker.
  • Stand Mixer: Whether you’re making cake batter or frosting, a stand mixer is a must!
  • Icing Spatula: For a professional-looking finish, use an offset spatula like this to spread the frosting.


What does buttermilk do to cake?

Buttermilk in Cake RecipesButtermilk is a tenderizer. It makes baked goods moist right from the start.Buttermilk is tangy. While many times you might not notice its flavor, in this vanilla buttermilk cake, it keeps the cake from being too sweet and gives it a rich, buttery taste.Buttermilk helps cakes rise.

What is Texas Sheet Cake made of?

The best (and easiest) Texas Sheet Cake is an amazing chocolate cake recipe made in a jelly roll pan and covered in warm chocolate frosting. It the easiest chocolate cake to make, and perfect for a party or potluck.

What's the difference between sheet cake and regular cake?

For most bakers, a sheet cake is an unfilled cake with only frosting on a single layer of cake with no fillings. A Kitchen cake is a two layer cake with the same flavor and filling as the wedding cake but has absolutely no icing decorations on it thus saving some money on the overall cost of the cake.

Why do they call it Texas Sheet Cake?

Some sources say it may have first shown up in a Texas newspaper, which is why it's called "Texas" sheet cake, while others claim the name comes from the fact that it's the size of Texas. Regardless of its origins, this cake is truly a crowd-pleaser.

What is the most popular dessert in Texas?

Pecan piePecan pie is one of America's most famous desserts, and recipes have been traced back to Texas from as early as the 1870s. According to Eater, the earliest recipes of pecan pie differed slightly from how the dessert is made today.

How many boxes of cake mix do I need for a sheet cake?

It takes about three boxes of cake mix for a full sheet cake. It takes a similar amount of time (roughly 30 minutes) because the cake is the same thickness, whether it is a half sheet cake pan or a full-sheet cake pan.

Do sheet cakes have filling?

Sheet cakes are not typically filled, BUT we do offer a filling as an upgrade. Costs will vary depending on the size of the sheet cake. Adding a FILLING requires cutting the cake horizontally and creating room for a flavored crème, preserve or frosting to be incorporated.

Are sheet cakes 1 or 2 layers?

Traditionally, a large, rectangular, single-layer cake baked in a sheet pan. Sheet pans come in many sizes. The home baker would most likely use a quarter- or half-sheet pan, while a commercial bakery could use a half- or whole-sheet pan.

What size pan do I need for a sheet cake?

For an actual sheet cake that's typically decorated and sold in grocery stores and by cake shops alike, you're talking about a 9x13x2 inch pan (or larger). The pans are usually 2 inches deep (also sold in 3-inch depth).

What cake is Texas known for?

Texas sheet cake has become a symbol of Texan hospitality and friendliness. Texas sheet cake is a sheet cake which may or may not be native to the state of Texas, although it has become a symbol of Texan hospitality and friendliness.

Can I freeze Texas Sheet Cake?

FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS: If you're wanting to freeze this cake, you can freeze the cake after it has been made and iced. Leave the cake in the baking sheet, let it cool completely. Then cover with plastic wrap, then a coating of foil. This can be frozen for up to a month.

How long can you freeze Texas Sheet Cake?

Cool the Texas Sheet Cake completely, then cover with plastic wrap. It will keep well for about 2 months in the freezer. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Frost the Cake

If you don't have buttermilk, there are several ways you can substitute. For 1 cup of buttermilk use:

Buttermilk Substitutes

If you don't have buttermilk, there are several ways you can substitute. For 1 cup of buttermilk use:

Buttermilk Substitute

No worries if you don’t have buttermilk on hand; here is an easy substitute for buttermilk.

Tips for Making This Cake

You’ll want a 10×15″ sheet cake pan to make this cake. If you use a 9×13 cake pan you’ll have to bake the cake for longer.

Easy Sheet Cake Frosting

This frosting is a simple mix of butter, powdered sugar and milk. If you’d like, you can add a dash of cinnamon or a touch of vanilla extract for a little more flavor.

How do you store this cake?

This cake is safe to store at room temperature for 3-4 days. Make sure it is in an airtight container. This pan has a lid and we love it for storing leftovers.

Texas Buttermilk Sheet Cake

This large Texas Buttermilk Sheet Cake has simple, but classic flavor. With a hint of cinnamon, a slight buttermilk tang and vanilla frosting, this is a crowd pleaser.

How to make Old Fashioned Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake

Start by combining butter, water, and unsweetened dutch pressed cocoa powder in a small sauce pan. Bring it to a boil, whisk, and then let it cool for a few minutes off the heat.

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake

These classic farm ingredients form an ultra moist cake. The glaze is poured on the hot cake and seeps into the crumb. It has a delightful, crackly finish after it dries a bit, and the cake is deep, rich chocolate decadence.

The BEST Texas Sheet Cake

The best (and easiest) Texas Sheet Cake is an amazing chocolate cake recipe made in a jelly roll pan and covered in warm chocolate frosting.


You can store any extra cake covered, in an air-tight container for 2-3 days.


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What is Texas Sheet Cake?

I assumed it originated in Texas…because DUH. But after some Google research, it wasn’t entirely clear.

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

There are about as many Texas Sheet Cake recipes in existence as there are chocolate chip cookies. Some use sour cream, others use buttermilk. Some use a 15×10 pan, others use an 18×12. But this particular recipe is the bee’s knees. Might be the buttermilk and cinnamon!

Why are Sheet Cakes so popular?

They’re pretty hard to mess up! Sure, you still have to follow the ingredients and directions perfectly, as with any cake (baking is a science, after all!) But sheet cakes are pretty fool proof.

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe Tips!

The frosting hardens fast! So don’t make that in advance. I suggest whipping it up right before you’re going to use it, then pour and spread with even strokes, followed by immediately sprinkling the pecans on top.

How to Store Texas Sheet Cake

Does Texas sheet cake need to be refrigerated? Unless your kitchen is hot and humid, the cake can sit out at room temperature, wrapped and covered, for up to 4 days. After that it needs to be refrigerated. Can I freeze Texas sheet cake? Yep! You can freeze the cake after it has been made and iced.

Other Sheet Cakes Recipes

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The Best Texas Sheet Cake

The reigning king of all sheet cakes, this easy recipe for Texas Sheet Cake is a chocolate lovers dream. A rich, fudgy, moist cake made with buttermilk and coated in warm chocolate frosting, then sprinkled with toasted pecans. The best!

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