5 from 2 votes
Slice of white texas sheet cake on a white plate with rainbow sprinkles
Chi-Chi's Famous White Texas Sheet Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins

This is the only cake recipe that you will EVER need! My mother-in-law is famous for her Texas Sheet Cake, and we've all decided that her "white" version is the absolute best!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Texas Sheet Cake, White Sheet Cake
Servings: 36 pieces
Calories: 189 kcal
Author: Blair
For the Cake:
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract or up to 1 teaspoon for a stronger flavor
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
For the Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 lb. box of confectioner's sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened to room temp
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 10x15" non-stick jelly roll pan with shortening. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the cake: Bring shortening, butter, and water to a boil.
  4. Place flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in large mixing bowl.
  5. Pour hot butter mixture over flour mixture in the bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat for 1 minute on medium speed.
  6. Slowly add the vanilla, almond extract, buttermilk, and eggs last. Beat for one more minute, and then pour batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  8. Place cake on a wire rack to cool.
  9. Once the cake has cooled completely, prepare Buttercream Frosting.
  10. In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, combine confectioner’s sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 1-2 minutes, or until fluffy and creamy.
  11. If desired, add more milk until the frosting is a spreadable consistency.
  12. Spread frosting on the cooled cake. Slice into small squares.
Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Chi-Chi's Famous White Texas Sheet Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice of frosted cake)
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 24.4mg8%
Sodium 108.6mg5%
Carbohydrates 28.8g10%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 23.7g26%
Protein 1.2g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.