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Texas Sheet Cake





2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 dash salt
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Chocolate Frosting

1 stick butter
1-1/3 tbsp. cocoa
2 tbsp. milk
1 lb. sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla


Mix together sugar, flour and salt . Place butter, cocoa, shortening and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. When it reaches a boil, add flour and sugar. Beat together. Mix buttermilk with baking soda. Then add eggs, buttermilk mixture and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Grease and flour pan (10x15-inch) Pour batter into pan, and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting:
Heat butter, milk and cocoa in saucepan for about 5 minutes before cake is done. Then add vanilla and powdered sugar to mixture; stir together. Frost cake when you take it from the oven.

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1 Recipe Reviews


J.R reviewed Texas Sheet Cake on June 27, 1999

I would suggest using sour cream instead of buttermilk. I also add Walnuts to my icing.