Texas Sheet Cake With Dulce de Leche Frosting

Texas sheet cake is of the moistest chocolatey cakes you’ll ever taste! This is traditionally served with a layer of chocolate frosting, but we’ve changed it up with the Dulce de Leche Frosting. A piece of heaven right here!

exas Sheet Cake - The Foodie Affair

Alan’s Aunt Norma introduced us to Texas Sheet Cake during a summer visit, so every summer I find a reason to take her handwritten recipe card out of hibernation.

It’s a moist chocolate cake traditionally with chocolate frosting topped with nuts.

I’ve been making the chocolate on chocolate combination for years. It’s a family favorite!  

Well, I got a head start on my summer cake making, and thought I would change up this classic cake by adding my homemade Dulce de Leche in the frosting!

exas Sheet Cake - The Foodie Affair

This is a great dessert to serve a crowd, and please do because you will be tempted to devour the whole cake yourself, and I can’t be responsible for all that goodness 🙂

exas Sheet Cake - The Foodie Affair
exas Sheet Cake - The Foodie Affair

There are no calories spared in this recipe full fat and lots of sugar, which is why it tastes so darn good!

So make this a double work-out day or your official cheat on the diet day, and enjoy every bite!!

exas Sheet Cake - The Foodie Affair

Texas Sheet Cake With Dulce de Leche Frosting

A moist chocolate Texas sheet cake topped with a decadent dulce de leche frosting. A twist to a classic dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bake, cake, chocolate, dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 513kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup oil canola or vegetable
  • 4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup Dulce de Leche
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2-4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees, and set baking pan aside (jelly roll pan or 9×13)
  • CAKE
  • Mix flour, sugar and baking soda together and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, put butter, oil, cocoa and water together and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over flour mixture. Stir until blended.
  • Add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well and pour into ungreased pan. Bake for about 20 minutes or until set.
  • Using a mixer, combine butter and Dulce de Leche together. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Add vanilla. Add milk until desired consistency. Fold in the pecans and pour over warm cake.


I have used different sized pans for this cake 15 X11, 9 X 13, and a jelly roll pan. The cooking time and thickness of the cake will vary slightly.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g


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Everyone goes back for seconds when I make this cake, and I suspect with the updated frosting, they’ll want thirds!

exas Sheet Cake - The Foodie Affair

The chores aren’t going anywhere, so you might as well cut yourself a generous piece of cake, and enjoy the heck out of your weekend!

Hugs Sandra Signature

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    1. Chocolate is chocolate, right? 😉 Texas Sheet Cake I think is intended to be brought to potlucks with the intent of showing hospitality in a big Texan way, but this is meant to be easy to make. Bake and serve in the same pan, and no substituting any of the fat for applesauce or such 😉 That’s all I know about Texas Sheet Cake.

    1. I make this cake during the summer months when I can share it at potlucks. The chocolate frosting is good too, but the dulce de leche combination is awesome!!