I have no idea why they call a “Texas Sheet Cake” a “Texas Sheet Cake”. My only idea is that the cake is as big as Texas. That is the only thing I can actually think of. I will tell you this, if Texas tastes anything like this cake, then I need to “go to there” immediately.
Although this cake seems easy and simple enough to make, and it is, I have never made a cake using the techniques that are used for making this cake such as melting the butter and the milk and adding it to the dry ingredients and pouring the frosting over a hot cake. I think these techniques are what makes the “Texas Sheet Cake” what it is. Before I use to look at it as a regular cake just made in a rectangular pan, but after tasting it my mind will forever be changed.
I think the Texas Sheet cake is great for picnics or just to have friends over. I must warn you, the frosting is very rich and sweet, but it is very, very good.
NOTE: There have been some complaints about this cake not coming out well for some people. I am putting this out there because I want to be transparent with my blog followers and visitors. I have tested this recipe exactly 3 times without any changes or alterations and it came out in the same consistency as you see in this picture. I have listed the links below as to where I have adapted these recipes and followed them down to the letter. I have even received good ratings from Tasty Kitchen from people that have made this cake and it turned out well for them:
If your cake is coming out gooey and flat, my suggestions is that your baking powder and soda may not be good, your oven may not be reaching the appropriate temperature, you may be opening the oven one too many times, or not allowing the cake to bake long enough. I love this cake and I hope that you grow to love it and share it with your friends and family. If you follow the recipe accurately, you shouldn’t experience any issues. You can even go to the websites where the recipe was adapted from for comparison. I hope this helps.
This cake recipe was adapted from “Taste of Home”
This icing recipe was adapted from “Paula Deen Texas Sheet Cake Chocolate Frosting”