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Texas Sheet Cake

6 squares of chocolate texas sheet cake with chocolate frosting. sitting on wax paper, with a background of a bowl of eggs

5 from 344 reviews

This is the same cake we use in our chocolate sheet pan mini cakes, a personal favorite of ours!

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Ingredients

Cake Ingredients:

Frosting:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and lightly flour an 18 x 13″ sheet pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat add water, butter, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate chips.  Stirring occasionally, bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling remove from heat.
  3. In the meantime, using a medium mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a separate small bowl mix skyr (yogurt), eggs, and vanilla until well blended.
  5. Add skyr and egg mixture to your flour mixture and stir until well combined.
  6. At this point your chocolate mixture should be boiling.  Remove from heat and pour it into batter.  Stir until all ingredients are combined and no lumps remain.
  7. Pour batter into your prepared sheet pan. Smooth top of cake batter to level out for even baking. Place in oven and bake 15-20 minutes.  Ours is done perfectly at 18 minutes every time, but ovens may vary.
  8. In the last few minutes of the cake baking begin making your frosting. It is essential to pour your frosting straight out of the saucepan and on the cake otherwise the frosting will harden in the pan.
  9. In a medium saucepan over medium heat adding butter, cocoa, milk, and pinch of cinnamon mix until smooth.
  10. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  11. Remove from heat and immediately pour over sheet pan cake. Let cool and cut into squares before serving.

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