Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

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Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake by Marty's Musings 

I’ve been posting recipes on the blog here since late 2011 and I really have to apologize.

Until more recently my pictures of food were quite unappealing. 

Here’s the evidence. A before and after of the recipe I’m sharing today.

Texas Sheet Cake Before and After

Ummm, that before is so terrible. 

I apologize for making you, my readers, want to run to a “real” food blog and find a dish that looks appetizing!

A piece of cake and ice cream on a plate, with Chocolate

I commit to you to continue to work on my photography. 

So as a peace offering I’m sharing this Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake.

Again. With yummy pictures.

Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake from Marty's Musings

For those of you who’ve been reading Marty’s Musings for a while, I thank you. 

You are brave souls.

Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake from Marty's Musings 

Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Amazing from scratch chocolate cake with melt in your mouth chocolate frosting.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16
Author Marty's Musings



  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbs heaping cocoa
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts optional
  • 1 3/4 stick butter
  • 4 tbs heaping cocoa
  • 6 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar


  • Grease and flour 10x15 glass dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa and stir together. Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat.
  • Pour over flour mixture and stir lightly to cool.
  • In a small bowl pour the buttermilk and beaten eggs together. Add baking soda and vanilla.
  • Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into 10x15 glass dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • While cake is baking, make the icing. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat.
  • Add the milk, vanilla and powdered sugar and stir together. Pour over warm cake and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.


Since I never have buttermilk I pour just a bit less milk and add a small amount of white vinegar to sour the milk.
I forgot to mix the walnuts in with the chocolate frosting so I sprinkled them on top instead.


Be sure to check out more of my (good looking and great tasting) desserts!

Oreo Dirt Cake

Ugly but Delicious Peanut Butter Truffles

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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    1. I love chocolate, too! Thanks for the compliment on the photos, too! I’m learning to take better pictures along the way! Have a blessed weekend!

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  2. Beautiful post ~ I can almost taste it!
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  3. The chocolatey gooey goodness looks way to tasty this early in the morning. I can’t wait to try it. I also think I would prefer the walnuts sprinkled on top instead of mixed into the frosting. I think it looks better that way!