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Week 43: Texas Sheet Cake (Texas)

Texas sheet cake is a thin chocolate cake, topped with chocolate icing that's filled with marshmallows or nuts.

No one knows exactly where the name, Texas sheet cake came from, but it may have shown up in a Texas newspaper.

Others claim that the name comes from the fact that it's the size of Texas, after all, it's baked in a sheet pan, making it the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Texas sheet goes by many other names as well: buttermilk brownies, brownie sheet cake, chocolate brownie cake, Texas cake, Texas brownie cake, just to name a few.

This cake appeared in the 1950s and was extremely similar to the old-time favorite, sweet chocolate cake.


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 1 hour|Serves: 10|



For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

For the Frosting:

  • 2/3 cups butter

  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • 2 cups marshmallows


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a baking sheet with butter.

  2. In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, and baking soda together. In a saucepan, melt the butter and cocoa powder. Stir in the boiling water. Add the chocolate into the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk, and eggs and pour into your prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

  3. In another saucepan, melt the butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar. Fold in the marshmallows. Spread over the cake and let it rest for an hour.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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