Have you ever had Texas Sheet Cake? It’s made up of a thin layer of moist chocolate cake topped with a layer of warm, poured chocolate icing and sprinkled with pecans — an easy, unfussy cake to make for a crowd!

Video! How to Make Texas Sheet Cake

Where Does Texas Sheet Cake Come From?

The origins of this cake are murky. Some sources say it may have first shown up in a Texas newspaper, which is why it’s called “Texas” sheet cake, while others claim the name comes from the fact that it’s the size of Texas.

Regardless of its origins, this cake is truly a crowd-pleaser—I sent one version to my husband’s office and there was a legit line of people waiting to snag a slice.

WHAT MAKES AN AUTHENTIC TEXAS SHEET CAKE?

When researching this classic cake, three common characteristics for “authentic” Texas sheet cake turned up…

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