A Delicious Summertime Recipe

Summer is in full swing, picnics and barbeques are rolling out, and we’re sharing tips on how to be the hostess with the mostess this summer with a recipe for one of our most popular desserts – the Texas Sheet cake!


This recipe can serve up to 24 people at your next summer gathering, and you can make it right in your kitchen!






●      2 cups all purpose flour

●      2 cups granulated sugar

●      1 teaspoon salt

●      4 tablespoons high quality cocoa (such as Cacao Barry or Valrhona)

●      1 cup unsalted butter

●      1 cup boiling water

●      ½ cup full fat buttermilk

●      2 eggs, beaten

●      1 teaspoon baking soda

●      1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste



●      1 cup chopped pecans

●      1 ¾ stick unsalted butter

●      4 tablespoons high quality cocoa (Cacao Barry or Valrhona)

●      6 tablespoons full fat buttermilk

●      1 teaspoon salt

●      1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste

●      1 pound powdered sugar, sifted




1.     In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, and salt.

2.     In a saucepan, cook water and butter until simmering. Turn off the heat and whisk in cocoa. Cool for at least 10 minutes.

3.     In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla – the mixture will bubble. Stir cooled butter/chocolate/water into your buttermilk mixture.

4.     Using an electric mixer, combine the flour mixture and chocolate mixture and blend until smooth. Pour into a greased 18x13 sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20-25 minutes.


While the cake is cooling, you can make the frosting. The frosting steps are as follows:


1.     Melt butter, buttermilk, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan.

2.     Add cocoa, whisk to combine, then turn off heat.


3.     Add the powdered sugar, then stir with a whisk until smooth.


4.     Stir in pecans and pour warm frosting over the cake, spreading it out to edges with a knife or rubber spatula.


5.     Let cool for an hour or more before cutting.


Texas Sheet Cake Recipe Dessert
Texas Sheet Cake

We hope you enjoy this tasty summertime dessert as much as we our clients and guests do! Tell us how it is by tagging us on Facebook and Instagram when you try the cake out for yourselves.