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West Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Categories: Cakes

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This chocolate sheet cake is just perfect for parties. You can top with as many walnuts as you'd like, somewhere between a half a cup to a full cup should work well.


  • 1 1/4 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1 c. cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • West Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake (Frosting)
    • 1/2 c. butter
    • 1 tbsp. cocoa
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/4 c. milk
    • 1/2-1 c. walnuts
    • 4 c. powdered sugar


In a saucepan combine butter, water and cocoa. Cook over medium heat until dissolved. In a large bowl combine sugar, flour, salt and baking soda. Add cocoa mixture and stir until combined. Mixture will be very thick. Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Pour into a greased and floured 10x15x1-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 300 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes.

Frosting: In a saucepan melt butter, add cocoa, vanilla and sugar. Add milk, a little at a time, until of spreading consistency. Mixture may seem like it wants to seize at times, but just add a little more milk and beat well. Stir in walnuts and smooth warm frosting on slightly warm cake. Cool and cut into squares.