Cakes, Dessert, Recipes

Texas Sheet Cake

February 26, 2016

I finally have a dessert post up! Sorry it’s been a while since the last dessert post, guys. This pregnancy has been crazy! 

I pretty much only crave pizza. 

If I popped out a ninja turtle in July, I probably wouldn’t be that surprised. 

Well… I mean, I’d be a little bit surprised because, ya know… It’s a turtle. But it’s probably because I couldn’t resist giving it all the pizza. 

Pregnancy cravings are like normal cravings except for your mouth is on fire and your body  is on fire and everything is just on fire until you quench that craving. Anyone that doesn’t think pregnancy cravings are a thing are either:
A) men
B) women who have never been pregnant, or
C) pregnancy unicorns. 

Ah… the dreaded pregnancy unicorn. You love ’em. You hate ’em. You wish you could be ’em. I am definitely not a pregnancy unicorn. If I had to describe myself as anything, I’d probably be a pregnancy manatee. 

I just googled manatees, and in the FIRST SENTENCE it said they are also known as, “sea cows.” Seriously. Google it. 

Sigh… Why am I not surprised? 

Claimed to be the best Text Sheet Cake ever... I can truly back up that statement. This is the best Texas Sheet Cake EVER!

This is a Pioneer Woman recipe and she claims that it is the best Texas Sheet Cake ever… and I’d probably have to agree with her.

It is moist, and chocolatey, and best part of all is that it can feed a big crowd and everyone loves it. The frosting is so good you could probably just eat it on it’s own. 

… But we won’t because that would be weird… 

Eh hehm.

Anyway, I made two of these sheet cakes for my Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet yesterday. I made one with pecans in the frosting and one without. I prefer the one with nuts, but the one without was also pretty popular. 

They definitely fed the masses, and I may or may not have caught a couple scouts digging into one with THEIR BARE HANDS. 

That’s how you know it’s good. They couldn’t even wait to put it on a plate and eat it with silverware. They just HAD to have it, and they HAD to have it like, NOW. 

I get it boys. I get it.

Now where’s the pizza?

Claimed to be the best Text Sheet Cake ever... I can truly back up that statement. This is the best Texas Sheet Cake EVER!

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Claimed to be the best Text Sheet Cake ever... I can truly back up that statement. This is the best Texas Sheet Cake EVER!
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FOR THE CAKE
  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 4 tablespoons (heaping) cocoa
  5. 1 cup butter
  6. 1 cup boiling water
  7. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  8. 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla
FOR the FROSTING
  1. 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  2. 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  3. 4 tablespoons (heaping) cocoa
  4. 6 tablespoons milk
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 pound (minus 1/2 Cup) powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add cocoa and whisk together until combined. Add boiling water and allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and mix until just combined.
  3. In a small bowl, pour in buttermilk, beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into chocolate mixture until completely combined. Pour onto lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350Ā° F for 20 minutes.
For the Frosting
  1. While the cake is baking, make the frosting. Chop pecans while melting butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa to saucepan once the butter is melted. Stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar and stir together. Add the pecans, stir well and pour over warm cake. Enjoy immediately!
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Claimed to be the best Text Sheet Cake ever... I can truly back up that statement. This is the best Texas Sheet Cake EVER!

It was like those Boy Scouts were speaking to my manatee soul. 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Valentina February 26, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    This looks SO good! I remember my pregnancy cravings all too well. The only problem with cravings when you’re not pregnant, is feeling way more guilty giving in to them. Give in while you can and I love the cake!

    • Reply taythurston February 26, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      I LOOOVE the way you think, Valentina!

  • Reply Jenn February 26, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    With my first, I craved Cherrios. Just plain Cheerios and milk. HaHa! Not too exciting there. With my twins I craved sweets…in any form. I felt like I would just perish if I didn’t have something sweet! šŸ™‚ Sooooo, this dessert today would have been perfect for me! šŸ™‚ Looks delicious!

  • Reply Debi at Life Currents February 26, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    I made a Texas Sheet Cake once many years ago, and thought it was the bees knees! I can’t wait to try your recipe for it because it looks amazing!

  • Reply Ilona @ Ilona's Passion February 26, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Yummy cake! Full of chocolate … this is how I love!

    • Reply taythurston March 1, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Mark, Compass & Fork February 26, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Texas. This looks like the next best thing. Looks delicious.

    • Reply taythurston March 1, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      If the Lonestar State is anything like this cake I need to get my butt there immediately!

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