I have made this recipe for years. My children always chose it for their birthday cake over any other, it makes enough for a crowd. Moist and delicious. Very easy to make. Enjoy.

Texas Sheet Cake V


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10×15 inch pan.

2 Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix in the sour cream, then beat in the eggs. Set aside. In a saucepan, melt the butter, then stir in the water and 5 tablespoons cocoa. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly, then stir cocoa mixture into the dry ingredients, mixing until blended.

3 Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

4 For the icing: In a large saucepan, combine the milk, 5 tablespoons cocoa and 1/2 cup butter. Bring to a bowl, then remove from heat. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla, then fold in the nuts, mixing until blended. Spread frosting over warm cake.


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