• Texas Brownie Cake

    filed under: Cakes on August 19, 2013

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

    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!

    Texas Sheet Cake for a Baby Shower


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


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        oh my gosh you have got to give lessons on how to write with frosting! so pretty!! i almost wrote on the ice cream cake this last weekend but i opted to just do sprinkles because I was sure I’d botch it.

        How adorable! I’d love to be part of a virtual party like this someday!

        “Crownies” Genius. Love made up words and this cake sounds ridiculously good. Love the “Oh Baby” and the texan-size servings. Perfect addition to Amber’s shower!

        Pass a fork!! What a sweet addition to Amber’s shower.

        “Crownies” now that is why I love you, well that and that pile o’frosting!! These are so perfect for Amber’s shower!!

        Lovely and delicious-looking cake! 🙂

        Crownies!! I love it!! and I love how you make simple look so elegant Amanda!!

        The crownie looks gorgeous – you must have a really steady hand to write the words so perfect EVERY TIME!

        Ooo, yummy! I’m with you–the more frosting, the better! A delicious addition to Amber’s shower!

        Don't Pass on Dessert!