Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes
Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love a piece of Texas Sheet Cake? This recipe takes the basic Texas Sheet Cake recipe and converts it into cupcakes. When I finished baking, I had Jake (16) test them out.
He loved them, then almost fell off his chair laughing when I told him what they were called. Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes. Why so funny? Because one of his friends (who will remain nameless) LOVES to say Sheee-it (with extra emphasis on the eee). Instead of the S-word.
Jake thought I was saying “Texas Sheee-it Cake Cupcakes”.
Hilarious, Jacob.

Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

4 from 1 vote
Author: Si Foster
adapted from Blue-Eyed Bakers


For the cake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 heaping tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
  • 4 heaping tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk to thin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar & salt and set aside.In a large pan on stove, melt butter. Stir in cocoa powder & boiling water. Mix well.
  • Remove from heat and add dry ingredients, stir until just combined. I use a large whisk to combine ingredients.
  • Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda & vanilla. Stir into the chocolate/flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated, using either a hand mixer or large whisk. Fill prepared pan & bake cupcakes for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.


  • Melt butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat. Add cocoa powder, vanilla and dash of salt. Whisk or use beaters and mix until smooth. Add powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons milk and beat until smooth again. Add more milk if needed.
  • Top with chopped pecans. Makes about 2 dozen cupcakes

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