How To Make Texas Sheet Cake Bites

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There are many culinary questions that baffle the mind, but few are as debatable as….How did Texas Sheet Cake get its name? 

Some claim the decadent chocolate cake got its name because of its size. Others say that it’s due to its richness, and yet others say that it’s name came from a similar recipe that was submitted to the Dallas Morning news in the ’50s and took the nation by storm. Regardless of how Texas Sheet Cake got its name, most home bakers will know exactly what the recipe entails simply by the title.

For those not familiar with the classic recipe, you may be wondering just what is a Texas Sheet Cake. The best recipes for the chocolate dessert use dark cocoa powder, buttermilk and loads of chocolate frosting laced with pecans. The cake mix itself is rich chocolate and baked in a shallow pan resulting in a thin, almost bar-like cake.

The chocolate icing is cooked on the stovetop and poured over the hot cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. The most difficult part of this cake is waiting for it to cool so it can be eaten! 

As much as we enjoy the classic, go-to recipes that were handed down from our mothers and grandmothers, we also enjoy the occasional twist to those recipes. Such is the cake for this recipe for Texas Sheet Cake Bites created by Jill at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. She took everything we love about Texas Sheet Cake and transformed it into tasty little bite-sized cakes.

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Find the list for everything you’ll need to make this delicious twist on Texas Sheet Cake below. Then click here for the full recipe. 

To make Texas Sheet Cake Bites you will need:
For the Cakes:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
3/4 cup water
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten

For the Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup buttermilk
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound powdered sugar

For full instructions, click here.