Today I’ve got a yummmmazing Chocolate Mint Texas Sheet Cake recipe that you just have to try! Serve it at your next party.
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.
- 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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…
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*
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!
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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