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Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake made the Michigan way!  With the warm decadent fudge frosting poured over top marshmallow fluff and swirled around with the melting marshmallow.

That’s the way we do it baby (sing it with me).

No chopped pecans.  We don’t grow those up here.  But we do have a lot of white stuff! Egads!  You Texans want some?  Do you Texans get snow?

I’m googling Texas, snowfall, weather.  Hmmm still not sure.  If you are from the great state of Texas, let me know if you get snow, like lots of snow, not just a dusting.  I’m talking inches or even feet people.

In my opinion, mind you I’m a pecan lover, this is the best way to make Texas Sheet Cake.

 Yup!  I heart marshmallow fluff!  That heart was a total ko-winky-dink.  I didnt’ even notice until I edited.

Super simple.  Here’s how it goes.  Make your sheet cake.  The recipe is below.

Plop the marshmallow fluff on the cake hot out of the oven.  It will melt and then you can spread it around easily.

Then comes the warm chocolate icing.

Pour that right over the marshmallow.  It’s going to get all floody and look like it wants to run over the edges of your sheet cake pan.  This is no time to panic. Spread it around,  pour more, let is seep in around the edges.  It’s going to be just fine….more than fine actually!

It’s a masterpiece!

Now is that an after school snack er what?!

There are so many versions of this recipe, that are basically the same. I thought I would share the recipe that we always had growing up, made from a recipe in our church cookbook.

Texas Sheet Cake “Michigan style”

Decadent Fudgey Chocolate Sheet Cake with marshmallow cream swirled in the frosting.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, baked goods
Servings 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 Tblsp Cocoa heaping
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 small jar Marshmallow Fluff 7ounces


  • 3/4 cup butter 1 1/2 sticks
  • 4 Tblsp Cocoa
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 pound Powdered Sugar approximately 3 1/2 cups
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Cake: In a saucepan melt butter with water and cocoa powder, bring to a boil and remove from heat. In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add warm chocolate mixture to flour combine. In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, egg, and baking soda. Add this to cake batter, mix well. Pour into a 15×12 sheet pan.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Dollup marshmallow fluff on top of cake as soon as it’s out of the oven. Let the marshmallow sit a minute and start to melt, then it will be easier to spread.


  • While cake is baking: Add butter and cocoa to saucepan over medium heat melt butter and whisk the two ingredients together, when butter is melted and mixture starts to bubble remove pan from stove top add milk vanilla, and powdered sugar whisk until smooth.
    Slowly, pour over marshmallow covered cake making swirl patterns in the icing with spatula so that the marshmallow shows through.
Keyword cake, chocolate, fudge, marshmallow, sheetcake
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Did you grow up munching on Texas Sheet Cake?  How did your momma make it? Do you call it Texas Sheet Cake, or maybe just Chocolate Sheet Cake?

Whatever you call it it’s good chompin’!

Enjoy! Sheila

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I can picture it now…take a deep bow my friend! Hope you are well! Thanks for stopping by. xoxox

  1. Oh, Sheila! This looks fantastic. Not gonna make it tonight but I’m definitely going to tuck this one away for a special occasion–one where there is more than just me to eat it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I could absolutely not refuse a piece of this cake. I can barely stop myself from licking the screen! There is just something about an ooey gooey sheet cake – it’s irresistible.

    1. Oh don’t lick the screen girlfriend…just go make yourself one! I have made it into cupcakes also…did I say that already ;/ makes 36. Portion control! Have a great day!

      1. I am waiting for the cake to come out of the oven right now….always smells so wonderful in the house when I bake. My husband is always glad to come home 🙂 . The marshmallow Fluff will be so fun to work with, too. I love the snow, so what we’re getting now is ok. I just don’t want ice. By the way – I LOVE Michigan…..we go to South Haven, Holland, Traverse City, etc. as often as we can. Thanks for sharing your recipes, Shelia!

  3. Oh my, I want some of this. NOW! LOL It looks really, really good Sheila. And I did grow up eating Texas sheet cake with the pecans in it. I have family in Texas! 🙂