Chocolate Mint Texas Sheet Cake

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Although I have never been a Texan, I have a Texan sibling, and I grew up in Oklahoma under the influences of our southern boardering state. Therefore I feel I have a very good understanding of what is considered undeniably Texan.

  • Dry rub brisket.
  • Tex-Mex, in the very best sense of the word.
  • Killer Margaritas.
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream.
  • An unapologetic love for very large vehicles.
  • Cowboy boots.
  • Straight-forward conversion.
  • Football.
  • Schlitterbahn. (Look it up.)
  • And a firm belief that no other state compares to Texas.

Although there are many other things that could be considered Texan, and some might argue with those I listed as stereotypical, I have no doubt most Texans would proudly approve my list.

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So… What is a Texas Sheet Cake?


It is in fact, a lesser-known dessert to the other 49 states, but one widely appreciated in Texas.

A large flat utilitarian-style cake that is made and served in the same pan. A no-fuss cake meant to feed a lot of people, often at neighborhood gatherings, church events, and football practices.

A cake that says, “I may not be pretty, but I sure do taste good.”

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Growing up just north of Texas, I’ve had my fair share of Texas Sheet Cake over the years. They were served at nearly every community gathering, at local festivals, and even in the school cafeteria.

The traditional Texas Sheet Cake is a thin moist chocolate cake that can serve 20+ people, with a rich chocolatey glaze that almost seeps into the top of the cake. Sometimes with nuts.

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Today I’m sharing a Texas Sheet Cake (TSC) variation that I’m personally partial to, the Chocolate Mint Texas Sheet Cake.

I used a classic sheet cake batter, then topped the cake with a thin layer of mint filling.

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Once the mint filling set, I created a chocolate glaze that is somewhere in between icing and frosting. It has a lighter fluffier texture than standard TSC icing, but still drapes down the sides of each piece. Sigh…

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This my friends, is how we do Texas Sheet Cake in North Carolina. (Ahem… Where I now live.)

Or at least this is how we do it in my house. *wink*

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No one. No one… Will be able to turn down a tender layered piece of this Chocolate Mint Texas Sheet Cake. Reminiscent of a York Peppermint Patty, all 24-36 pieces (depending on how you cut it) are a slice of pure chocolatey bliss!

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Consider serving our Chocolate Mint Texas Sheet Cake at your next holiday gathering. No matter where you live, your neighbors will thank you.

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27 comments on “Chocolate Mint Texas Sheet Cake

  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted October 26, 2015 at 8:08 am Reply

    This looks so good! What a tasty cake!

  2. Jenny Flakeposted October 26, 2015 at 8:21 am Reply

    Great looking sheet cake!!!

  3. Kristyposted October 26, 2015 at 8:27 am Reply

    Do I have to use dark cocoa powder? Can I use just regular powder?

    • Sommerposted October 26, 2015 at 8:56 am Reply

      Hi Kristy, You sure can! I just like the color and deeper flavor of dark cocoa powder.

      • Lorraineposted April 10, 2016 at 11:10 am

        What is the half and half ingredient in the recipe please

      • Sommerposted April 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm

        Hi Lorraine! Half cream and half milk… Sold as “Half & Half” in the dairy section. :)

  4. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted October 26, 2015 at 9:35 am Reply

    My husband loves texas sheet cake and with his birthday coming up, I am all over this!! 

  5. Julie @ Table for Twoposted October 26, 2015 at 11:10 am Reply

    Oh my goodness, this is chocolate heaven!!

  6. Mariaposted October 26, 2015 at 11:18 am Reply

    Mint and chocolate is a perfect combo!

  7. Heather Christoposted October 26, 2015 at 12:55 pm Reply

    This looks SOOOOO good Sommer!

  8. naomiposted October 26, 2015 at 1:05 pm Reply

    One of my favorite flavor combinations!

    Rating: 5
  9. Lizposted October 26, 2015 at 6:40 pm Reply

    My family loves a Texas sheet cake and your minted up version is sure to please, too!

  10. Gaby Dalkinposted October 26, 2015 at 9:10 pm Reply

    uh, YUM! can I be your neighbor?!

  11. Caraposted October 26, 2015 at 10:19 pm Reply

    What a great post! I’ve heard of the originally Texas Sheet cake even though I’m all the way from PA :-) This is a great variation on it! It look so good. Can’t wait to try it.

  12. Fork on the Roadposted October 27, 2015 at 6:04 am Reply

    I love a good sheet cake, and this sounds perfect after a bit of brisket and washed down with a  cool glass of tea – or on its own with a glass of milk.

    Thanks for sharing.



  13. Maryposted October 27, 2015 at 9:51 am Reply

    This takes an awfull lot of sugar. Is there any way I can cut it down some?

  14. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted October 27, 2015 at 5:23 pm Reply

    We add coffee granules every time we bake with chocolate!! I am all about this!

  15. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted October 29, 2015 at 9:13 am Reply

    Chocolate mint cake is one of my favorites! I could just picture sitting in front of that pan with a fork and just going to town. 

  16. Janetposted December 6, 2015 at 7:51 am Reply

    Thanks for the recipe…I made it!!  It was very sweet and rich, and was a hit at dinner among friends.  

    Rating: 5
  17. Lorraineposted April 10, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply

    Can you tell what the Half and half is in the recipe please?  UK

    • Peter Kingtonposted May 4, 2016 at 10:41 am Reply

      Half and half is uk semi skimmed.

  18. Peter Kingtonposted May 4, 2016 at 10:52 am Reply

    5 cups of icing sugar? 625 grammes? That seems an awful lot of sugar for a cholate ganache?

    • Sommerposted May 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

      Hey Peter, It’s a big pan! :)

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