Desserts/ Recipes

Texas Sheet Cake aka Yum Yum

Texas Sheet Cake or as my family calls it, Yum Yum Cake, is the BEST chocolate cake I have ever had. This recipe was given to me by my husband’s Grandma and it’s just oh so delicious. Strong chocolate flavor mixed with a gooey frosting that has just the right amount of pecans in it to give the cake a little something extra. This cake is at all family gatherings and it’s always gone by the end of the night. You simply can’t go wrong with this!

Yum Yum Cake

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The perfect chocolate cake to bring to family gatherings


  • For Cake
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 sticks butter (Grandma uses Imperial vegetable oil spread)
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • For Topping
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Spray entire 11x6 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.


For cake: In large bowl, mix sugar and flour and set aside. In sauce pan, mix butter, cocoa and water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over flour mixture, stir well to combine.


Add slightly beaten eggs, baking soda, salt and sour cream to the cake mixture. Mix well


Pour into prepared glass dish and bake for 30 minutes.


About 5 minutes before the cake is done, begin making frosting.


In a saucepan, melt 2 sticks butter, 4 tbsp cocoa and 6 tbsp milk. Bring to a boil.


Remove from heat and add, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 cup chopped pecans.


Mix well with spoon and spread over cake while it is still hot.

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