Texas Sheet Cake Bites

Living here in Texas, anything with “Texas” in the name, is a winner with my family!

Since I grew up LOVING my mom’s Texas Sheet Cake, I knew that putting them into “mini bites” form would be a hit as well!! Kid friendly, easy for portion control (unless you are me and accidentally ate 5 in one sitting), and great for gatherings!

These were easy to make, made plenty for a neighborhood get together we went to, and the cake was incredibly moist!! My kids said the frosting was their favorite part and I would have to agree! It was very fudge like and creamy!

Hope you enjoy these as much as my family!!

Texas Sheet Cake Bites


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 5 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs


  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 lb powdered sugar (ends up being about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Texas Sheet Cake Bites


  1. Preheat oven to 325 and prepare a mini muffin tray by lining it with paper liners or spraying with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the butter, water, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat and slowly pour mixture into sugar/flour mixture.
  5. Gently mix together.
  6. Fold in buttermilk and mix in the eggs.
  7. Stir until combined.
  8. Scoop about 1 tbsp. of the batter (it will be thin, that is okay) into each prepared muffin tray.
  9. Place tray into oven and bake for 11-12 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 3-4 minutes before removing from tray.
  11. Place on cooling racks and allow to cool completely before frosting.
To make frosting:
  1. In a saucepan, combine the buttermilk, butter, and cocoa powder over medium heat.
  2. Once mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat.
  3. Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla until all is combined and no longer lumpy.
  4. Carefully spoon frosting onto cooled cake bite.
  5. Enjoy!!

Recipe adapted from: Life in the Lofthouse

Texas Sheet Cake Bites

Texas Sheet Cake Bites

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