Sunday, March 1, 2015

Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Not a very appealing looking result, but this Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake really is delicious. Fudgy and chocolatey inside with a sticky, drippy, VERY yummy frosting. You add the frosting while the cake is still hot so it seeps right into the cake. How could that be anything but good?
I was making this cake for my grandson's nursery school " Grandparents Day", and knowing that some kids might not like or even be allergic to peanuts, I changed the flavor of the frosting. 
Last visit to the U.S. , I made my rounds to Williams -Sonoma (no way I visit without going there!) 
and came across this.............

.............and this!

Not only did I find them ( they don't always carry them) but they were on sale for really silly prices.
So here I was, worrying about weight restrictions, and carrying back in my suitcase, jars of graham crack and vanilla wafer butter! (among many other things that god only knows how I made the weight limit!)
The graham cracker butter went first, but I had been saving the vanilla wafer butter for the right occasion. This Texas sheet cake was it. The solution to the peanut issue without sacrificing flavor or texture. The taste was great-both kids and grandparents went crazy over it. I threw some sprinkles on top for the kids, but made the mistake of doing it too early and they just sort of sunk into the frosting. Live and learn!

Lately I have been very lazy ( or rather just so busy that I don't have time) to get out my camera and set up the tripod etc. etc. so please excuse the horrible phone photo, but you get the idea!

Not a hard cake to make- give it a try! You can find the recipe here at Baked Sunday Mornings.

And here is a quick last minute addition for Purim- rainbow hamataschen ( or ozney Haman as they are called in Hebrew.


  1. I think I need to go to Williams-Sonoma this week to see if I can find those cookie butters!

  2. OMG, I had no idea that graham cracker butter and vanilla wafer butter exist! I can only imagine how delicious your frosting was, and I love the colored sprinkles!

  3. I too didn't even know about these butters-what a great substitution. This is giving me some ideas-biscoff cookie butter might be too sweet, or maybe just right?

  4. I knew I shouldn't skip my annual visit to W&S! The Vanilla Waffle Butter has my name written all over it!
    The cake looks great, and I can't believe you have a grandson!
    And I love the hamentaschen/oznei haman!

  5. Sadly ladies, I think the butters are from last year-- they went on clearance at W&S, and I haven't seen them in many months. The Graham Cracker Butter... well, there are just no words. Yael, I got so excited when I saw that you used one of the butters here-- I remember when you and I went a little crazy over these! I never found the vanilla wafer version, but it sounds soooo delicious!! Oh yes, it's necessary to bring tons of precious food products home from NYC every time-- sigh. I love your Oznei Haman, by the way. I don't have a "go-to" dough, and I wasn't happy with mine this year. Can you recommend a recipe?

  6. Dear Yael,
    Thank you for sharing all these amazing and truly delicious recipes! We’d be happy to build a partnership with such a dedicated food blogger and get you promoted at our official FB with over 22K followers. Please visit our website to learn more about the opportunities you may get with us: . Feel free to contact me at for any additional information.
    Thank you!


Thanks for reading! I'd love to hear from you!