Texas Sheet Cake

Chocolate sheet cake is a traditional dessert that is perfect for pot lucks and casual get-togethers.  This specific recipe came from my Grandma’s recipe box:


1 stick butter
1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup water
4 T. cocoa
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk mixed with 1 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix butter, Crisco, water and cocoa in a sauce pan and let come to a boil ~ cool.  Sift flour and sugar & mix with chocolate mixture and  buttermilk with soda dissolved in it.  Beat in eggs.  Add vanilla & cinnamon.  Bake in a sheet pan at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.


1 stick butter
4 T. cocoa
6 T. sweet milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
1 box powdered sugar
1 cup nuts (I omitted due to nut allergy)

Heat butter, cocoa & milk.  Add salt.  Add full box of powdered sugar.  Mix well.  Add nuts.  You may ice cake while it is still warm.

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2 Responses to Texas Sheet Cake

  1. Mim December 28, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    What is sweet milk? Condensed milk? That’s the only thing I can think of…

    • Laura December 28, 2011 at 10:23 am #

      Yes, sorry… Grandma’s recipe, you know. :)

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