Wednesday, February 18, 2015

~ Tex-Mex Sheet Cake ~

This is an old recipe...from Pillsbury I believe. The cocoa and coffee represent the "Tex-Mex" flavors. I always add a bit of Espresso powder or coffee to any recipe with chocolate. One compliments the other, IMHO. :) This is very similar to the well known "Texas Sheet Cake".

Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

  • 1 1/4 cups butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, divided
  • large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds or pecans (I prefer pecans!)


  1. HEAT oven to 350ยบ.  Spray 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. MELT 1 cup butter. Whisk in 1/4 cup cocoa until smooth. Stir in brewed coffee.
  3. STIR flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in large mixing bowl. Add cocoa mixture and beat with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute. Beat in 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  4. MELT remaining 1/4 cup butter. Whisk in remaining 1/4 cup cocoa and sweetened condensed milk. Dissolve 1 tablespoon coffee crystals in water. Add to frosting mixture. AdAd powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Spread on warm cake. Sprinkle evenly with nuts.
  5. Always add the love ~  :)
Brew yourself a great cup of coffee, have a slice of cake and enjoy!

Joining ~


  1. I've made this or a version of it many, many times. So delicious! One of my favorite desserts, for sure. :)

  2. Looks so yummy I'm going to bake it!
    Thanks for the recipe share.

  3. I don't know if you'll see my comment since they're all coming back to me as failed messages, but Texas Sheet cake is one of my all-time favorites!

  4. How delicious! I have yet to make this cake, but it sounds absolutely mouth-watering!

  5. I haven't made this since last Summer..and with no one coming over while I was sick I would have eaten the whole thing by It is one of my very favorites..and different than "regular" cake. xo Diana

  6. Looks sooo very good! I would love if you would share on my Friday Favorites linkup!

  7. Oooo this looks really good! Thanks for sharing.


  8. Wish I had a piece right now:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!


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