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Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich buttercream frosting recipe is perfect for this sheet cake recipe.

The hardest thing you’ll have to do while making this Texas Sheet Cake recipe is deciding if you want to sprinkle some pecans on top.

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe. 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake

Don’t you love a good Texas sheet cake recipe? I promise this is one of those homemade desserts that you are going to fall in love with.

My son, Ethan, has been wanting to help me more in the kitchen. He loves helping add things to the recipe and then watching as the ingredients take shape. 

And of course, his favorite thing to do is eat the recipe when it’s done!

I think he might have asked me if he could take a bite 10 times while the cake was cooling. But, it was worth the wait. 

I can remember helping my grandmother in her kitchen. She could whip up a meal or dessert in no time flat. Sometimes, she’d get up before heading off to work and make us a pie, including pie crust from scratch! 

So, I love it when Ethan comes to help me in the kitchen. I hope he will have the same fond memories with me that I have with my grandmother. 

If you’d like to sprinkle some pecans on top, this easy stovetop candied pecan recipe is super delicious.

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

What do I need to make the recipe for Texas sheet cake?

  • Large bowl
  • Spatula 
  • Hand mixer
  • Measuring cups
  • Whisk
  • Saucepan
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Oil 
  • Water
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon 
  • Baking soda
  • Buttermilk
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar
  • 10″ x 15″ Jelly roll pan
  • Non-stick spray

Recipe and printable instructions listed below.

Sheet Cake

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Add the sugar and the flour to a large bowl and mix. Set aside.

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Add the oil, butter, and water to a saucepan. Heat on medium-high until the mixture boils. 

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Once the mixture boils, remove from heat, and pour into the flour mixture.

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Mix with a hand mixer until well blended. 

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Add the eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, and buttermilk and mix with the hand mixer. 

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Pour the mixture into the greased jelly-roll pan. I used a 10″ x 15″ pan. 

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Bake at 350-degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Let the cake cool for 30 or more minutes. 

Frosting

This is such an easy frosting recipe. You can use it on a lot of other cakes, as well.

Make the frosting just before pouring it onto the cooled cake. 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Start by adding butter and brown sugar to a saucepan on medium-high heat and stir. Keep stirring occasionally.

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Bring to a boil. Cook until just a little bit thick and the brown sugar dissolves.

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Remove from heat and let it sit for about one minute. 

Add the milk and stir it in. 

Then add the powdered sugar and mix with the hand mixer until smooth. 

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Slowly pour the frosting over the cake. Let it cool and serve. 

It got a little messy, but it sure tastes good going down. 

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Does a sheet cake have layers?

Not typically. Usually, a sheet cake recipe only has the one layer. And, it’s a delicious one. 

What is the size of a sheet cake?

In most bakeries, there are three sizes, a full sheet cake, half sheet cake, and a quarter sheet cake. This buttermilk Texas sheet cake recipe is closer to a quarter size sheet and will feed quite a few people. 

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

How thick is a sheet cake?

A little over one inch thick. If you were to buy a birthday sheet cake from a grocery store, it might have two or three layers and be several inches thick. This particular cake recipe is about one to two inches thick. 

The jelly roll pan has a side lip of about one inch, but the cake will rise a little above that as it cooks. 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

 

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

 

If you’re looking for a different flavored cake, try these:

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Yield: 20 pieces

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich frosting is perfect with the cinnamon and vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake with vanilla is a delicious dessert to make for a birthday party, church potluck, or any holiday. The rich buttercream frosting recipe is perfect with a vanilla flavoring. You are going to love this recipe.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Frosting

  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 to 5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Grease jelly-roll pan and set aside.

Cake

  1. Add the flour and sugar to a large bowl. Mix it up and set it aside.
  2. Add the oil, butter, and water to a saucepan, turn it on medium-high, and bring it to a boil.
  3. Pour the boiling oil mixture over the flour and mix until well blended.
  4. Add the eggs, cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla, and buttermilk and mix with a beater until well blended.
  5. Pour into the jelly-roll pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Allow cake to cool for at least 30 minutes.

Frosting

  1. Add the butter and brown sugar to a sauce pan and cook on medium-high.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until it begins to thicken and the brown sugar dissolves.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool for a minute or two.
  4. Add the milk and mix it in.
  5. Add the powdered sugar and mix with a beater until it is smooth.
  6. Pour over the cake and let cool.

Notes

Allow the cake to cool before adding the frosting.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20 pieces

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 51gProtein: 2g

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Miz Helen

Monday 2nd of April 2018

Your Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake looks delicious! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for sharing your special post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon! Miz Helen

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

Hi Miz Helen! You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by, and I always love your site and your parties. :)

Michelle

Saturday 31st of March 2018

Hi there! I made this yesterday for my Grandmother and she absolutely loved it! She ate 2 pieces and took another one with her. She even wanted the recipe so she can bake it when she gets home! Huge success, thank you for sharing it!!

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 31st of March 2018

Hi Michelle!

That's so great to hear! I am glad that your grandmother liked it so much! Thanks for sharing that with me.

Jennifer

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Hi Julie, I found your page through Pinterest. I was wondering if this could be made in a 9x13 pan, if you don't have a jelly-roll pan? Thank you! :)

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Hi Jennifer!

So glad you found the page! You can use a 9 x 13 pan. It might need to cook a few minutes longer, but just check it at 20 minutes and if the cake tester comes out clean, it's done. If not, just cook a few minutes longer.

I hope you enjoy it!

Allison

Sunday 25th of March 2018

Can I make this as cupcakes?

Julie Pollitt

Monday 26th of March 2018

I would think so. It might not rise as much as a regular cupcake, but I bet it would work!

Mari

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Well this is the first day of spring but it is snowing here in southern Indiana! I'm craving something sweet and wanted something quick so I just made this cake and boy is it good ! I have to admit though when mixing up the cake I didnt think it looked that appetizing. But it turned out so darn good! I'm sitting here watching it snow while eating a piece of this cake with a cup of espresso, So good!

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Hi Mari! I have to admit, I am a little jealous of your snow. ;) I looooove snow! So strange that it's snowing on the first day of Spring.

We were supposed to get a nasty rainstorm down here in Florida today, but we got a few sprinkles. Glad it wasn't worse.

I agree, the cake doesn't look as appetizing while mixing it up! But, I am so glad to hear that you really like it after it's cooked! And I love espresso, too.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Stay warm. :)