Texas Brownie Cake

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Kinda.  This is definitely a sheet cake, but I decided to “brownify” it today for a special reason.

A group of bloggers has gotten together to celebrate the upcoming birth of Amber from Bluebonnets & Brownies baby boy!

Texas Sheet Cake

Chocolate sheet cake covered in rich vanilla buttercream.  I probably could have used 1/2 the amount of frosting I did, but you know me.  I love frosting piled high!

But this is about Amber and her first born baby boy. Must focus!

Texas Sheet Cake for a Baby Shower

Amber’s blog features a lot of Tex Mex, as she grew up in Texas.  Where things are BIG.  These crownies  (cake+brownie=weird made up words) are BIG.  That corner piece is almost 5 inches across!

Since Amber is having a little boy, so I added “oh baby” in blue frosting.  Then since Ambers blog has brownie in the title, I decided to serve the sheet cake like brownies.

Texas Sheet Cake for Baby Shower

The frosting I used is a basic buttercream.  Next time I make these I will try them with cream cheese frosting because for some reason I associate sheet cakes with cream cheese frosting.  I blame my mother-in-law who is the queen of bars and often treats us to zucchini bars and pumpkin bars covered in cream cheesy deliciousness.

Texas Sheet Cake for Baby Shower

Texas "Brownie" Cake


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter, water and cocoa. Stir and heat to boiling. Once it boils remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Pour butter mixture over flour mixture and gently stir. Add buttermilk and whisk together. (Make sure the mixture has cooled to a luke-warm temperature) Add in eggs and vanilla and whisk until just combined.
  3. Pour into a prepared sheet pan. I used a 17 1/2 x 11 cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 400 (375 for convection oven) for 15-18 minutes.
  5. Once cooled cover in frosting of your choice.

Texas Sheet Cake for Amber of Bluebonnetsandbrownies.com

So excited for Amber and her first baby.  She is going to be such a wonderful mom!!  Be sure to stop by and visit Amber as well as all of the blogs celebrating Ambers Baby Shower today!

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My Baking Addiction | Texas Sheet Cake

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Stetted | Queso Mac

Food for My Family | Texas Pepper Barbecue Sauce

Dessert For Two | Frito Chocolate Chip Cookies

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Coconut Tres Leches Layer Cake

TidyMom | Pizza Bread Sticks

Miss in the Kitchen | Blackberry Milkshakes

Art of Gluten Free Baking | Peach-Pecan Pie, Gluten-Free

Bon Appetit Hon | Cheddar Ranch Crackers

Food Babbles | Southern Pecan Pie

Jelly Toast | Peach Iced Tea

Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle | Decorated Elephant Cookies

The Kitchen Trials | Coca-Cola Cake

Cookies & Cups | Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies

A Farmgirl’s Dabbles | Peanut Butter Bonbons the Size of Texas

Steph Chows | Fiesta Dip

Amber's Baby Shower




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