Texas Sheet Cake

I have been making this chocolate sheet cake for years.  The recipe is so simple and the finished product is delicious.   If you need to make a quick dessert, this is the one to try.

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

½ cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 sticks margarine

4 tablespoons cocoa

1 Cup hot water

Frosting or Topping

1 stick margarine or butter

4 tablespoons cocoa

6 tablespoons buttermilk

1 pound box powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup nuts (chopped walnuts or pecans)


Melt margarine, add cocoa and hot water.  Bring to a rapid boil.  Pour over dry ingredients.  Add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla.  Bake in large cookie sheet (greased) for 15-20 minutes at 350 F.


Melt margarine or butter, add cocoa and buttermilk.  Bring to a boil; add powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 cup nuts.  Mix thoroughly and place on cake while warm.  When cool, cut in bars.

One Comment
  1. My grandma made this many years ago, and it was easy AND good! I am not one to like chocolate that much, but this recipe was the exception for me.

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