5 Tasty Texas Sheet Cake Recipes You’ll Want to Pin Now

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Texas sheet cake recipes make perfect desserts for summer cookouts and pot luck dinners. These cakes taste delicious and reduce your efforts in the kitchen. Rather than needing ice between and around separate layers of cake, you just cover the top of a Texas sheet cake with icing and leave the cake in the pan. These cakes make the perfect dessert for gatherings because they travel well and have a greater surface, so more people can eat cake. If you want to try some different Texas sheet cake recipes, check out these pinnable dishes.

1.  Samoas Texas Sheet Cake

Samoas Texas Sheet Cake

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If you love Girl Scout cookies, the rest of the year without them can drag on. Sommer from A Spicy Perspective has a solution: Samoas Texas sheet cake. Coconut, caramel and chocolate chips top a moist chocolate cake base. It gives you all the flavors of your favorite cookies without waiting for Girl Scout cookie season.

2. Lemon Sheet Cake

Lemon Sheet Cake

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Bright, sunny lemon refreshes the palate during the hot summer months. What could be better at a barbecue cookout than a lemon sheet cake? Lil’ Luna’s lemon sheet cake serves up to 16 people and has a vibrant lemon flavor that requires only a handful of ingredients. This quick to prepare dessert will wow your friends who love lemon.

3. White Texas Almond Sheet Cake

White Texas Almond Sheet Cake

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If you love buttery cake recipes, don’t miss The Novice Chef’s white Texas almond sheet cake. The generous butter amount in the recipe creates a tender, moist cake that will melt in your mouth. Unlike other cakes that apply icing only after the cake cools, this recipe requires you to pour the icing on the cake while it still retains heat from the oven. The warm cake partially melts the icing to create an unusual icing texture that is both delicious and addictive.

4. Coca-Cola Cake

Coca Cola Cake

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Easy cleanup is the name of the game with Averie Cooks’ Coca-Cola cake. Like all Texas sheet cake recipes, this one uses a single baking pan. Aside from the pan, it only requires a single bowl and a saucepan, and you don’t even need a mixer. The recipe uses Coca-Cola in both the cake and in the icing for flavor and sweetness. Though this recipe does not use time-saving cake mix, it does have a small ingredient list, so you likely have what you need for a homemade cake in your kitchen already.

5. Black Forest Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake Recipes Black Forest Cake

If chocolate-covered cherries make your day, don’t hesitate to prepare I Wash…You Dry’s black forest cake. This recipe takes the flavors of black forest cake, which usually is a layer cake, and rearranges them into an easy to assemble and serve sheet cake. Among Texas sheet cake recipes, this retains the chocolate base and icing and adds a fruity twist with cherry pie filling.