Texas Sheet Cake

Make the icing 5 minutes before taking the cake out of the oven, and spread it on the hot cake.


Makes 12 to 15 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla


Sift together sugar and flour in a large bowl; set aside.

Combine butter and next 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until butter and shortening melt. Remove from heat, and pour over sugar mixture, stirring until dissolved. Cool slightly.

Stir in buttermilk and next 3 ingredients. Pour into a greased and lightly floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. (Cake will have a fudgelike texture.) Spread warm cake with Chocolate Icing.