Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

This Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe feeds a large group of guests, perfect for SUMMER, Memorial Day, or Fourth of July entertaining!

Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

Life seems simple and easier this time of year — when the sun rises early and sets late, giving us extra hours to gather with friends late into the evening for fresh, casual meals. Or when you whip up a Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake recipe to feed a crowd. When we can just slip on a pair of flip-flops and our schedules are more relaxed.

I love summertime! (More on the table, here.)

4th of July table with AQUA blue

What makes it easy for me, when I’m asked to bring a dessert or make something up for a large group we may be entertaining, is to pull out my KitchenAid stand mixer and bake a cake.

Red White Blue KitchenAidToday’s recipe isn’t the standard Texas Sheet Cake recipe that everyone makes. It has a little bit more chocolate than normal.

Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

It’s similar, except the extra chunks or chips of chocolate makes it Doubly Chocolatey Good!

KitchenAid stand mixer

You don’t have to wash the large KitchenAid mixing bowl once the cake is in the oven; just add the frosting ingredients right to the same bowl and mix. Super efficient!

Spread the frosting on the cake while it’s hot. Good luck if you can keep your fingers out of the frosting.

Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

Everyone loves it – everyone!

It has the best creamy frosting.

The best!
Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

And it’s easy to cut and display on a platter and serve to your guests. Easy!

Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

It always feeds a crowd.

Cut the pieces small.

Add little flags and your’e set for the 4th of July.

What’s your go-to chocolately dessert for holidays that feeds a crowd?

Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

Yield: 18

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

This Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Recipe feeds a crowd, perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July entertaining!


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (or chunks)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 box (1 pound) confectioners’ sugar, sifted (4 1/4 cups sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine the butter, water, and cocoa in saucepan over medium heat; heat until butter melts.
  2. Add sugar, flour, salt, eggs, baking soda, sour cream, and vanilla; mix well. Pour into a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan.
  3. Sprinkle the chocolate chips (chunks) over the batter.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  5. Frost the cake while it is hot.
  6. For frosting, combine butter, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with electric mixer.
  7. Spread frosting over hot cake and sprinkle with chopped pecans (optional).
  8. Cool and serve.

This post is sponsored by KitchenAid; but as always, all opinions are my own.

Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake


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  1. I was going to make a different dessert for our 4th of July cookout, but you just changed my mind! This is the one :)

  2. Great, inspiring way to start a holiday! YUM!

  3. Have a wonderful 4th! I want that blue mixer…I surely don’t need it but it’s so pur-tee!!

  4. I love chocolate, and a sheetcake is just pure perfection, love!

  5. You had me at “double chocolate.” ;)

  6. You can’t beat a good sheet cake!

  7. Ah yes, Texas sheet cake – the single best chocolate cake in the world for me!

  8. Can I have a big bowl of that frosting?!?! Such a festive and simple way to dress this cake up for the 4th, love it!!

  9. Love all of the chocolate packed into this cake!

  10. This cake looks so good! May just have to add it to my 4th of July party menu! :)

  11. Yum!! Do you grease the jelly roll pan?

  12. My “go to” dessert for a crowd is ooey, gooey brownies!

  13. That frosting looks terrific!

  14. Finished making the Double Chocolate Texas Sheet cake an hour or so ago. . . we had to have a small taste test before dinner. . .The cake was still warm and it was amazing!!

  15. I’m trying this—-looks delicious!!

  16. This was a huge hit at our 4th of July cookout! I think anything with 3 sticks of butter is guaranteed to be a winner :) I’ll make this again (and again) when entertaining a crowd.

  17. I made this yesterday and everybody liked!

    I’ll make this again and again.

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  19. this is a great cake love it.Will make it again!

  20. I love Texas sheet cake and with extra chocolate, yes please!

  21. Oh my — love the addition of the chocolate chips!

  22. Just frosted and it looks unreal!

  23. hi – my link does not show the recipe for the frosting – can you send me the link – thanks!

  24. Would love to make this, but can’t get the frosting recipe! Just don’t think it would be the same without it. Anyway I could get it?

  25. I’ve made this many times & is my go to potluck item.  It’s so moist and freezes for months.  I usually substitute peppermint extract for the vanilla on the frosting.

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