Extra thick and fluffy Texas Sheet Cake is a delicious twist on the classic chocolate lovers dessert!

Texas Sheet Cake - Extra Thick & Fluffy!

Extra thick and fluffy Texas Sheet Cake is a delicious twist on the classic chocolate lovers dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, chocolate, pecans, sheet cake cookies, Texas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 403 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter cut into tablespoon sized cubes
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brewed coffee cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Topping ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick spray. Line baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

  3. Using a medium pot over medium heat, combine the butter, cocoa and coffee, bringing it to a low boil. Whisk until well combined and smooth, then remove from heat.
  4. Slowly pour liquid mixture over the flour ingredients, mixing using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer.
  5. Beat in the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla until everything is well incorporated.
  6. Pour batter into your prepared baking dish and bake for 23-25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Icing Directions

  1. Combine the butter, cocoa, milk, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir together until butter melts completely.
  2. Once butter has melted, gradually whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 2/3 cup of chopped pecans.
  4. Pour the icing on the cake, spreading if needed to evenly distribute.
  5. Sprinkle remaining pecans onto the top of the cake and allow the icing to set.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Texas Sheet Cake - Extra Thick & Fluffy!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 358mg16%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.