Cheatin' Wheat Gluten Free Recipes

Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

boiling cocoa powder, butter and water
pouring chocolate mixture over the dry ingredients
adding the buttermilk mixture
gluten free texas chocolate sheet cake batter in pan
boiling frosting mixture
adding powdered sugar to frosting mixture
pouring frosting over warm cake


Yes, it is supposed to be that thin. Yes, the frosting is supposed to be that sweet. Yes, the cake is supposed to be that moist. Yes, I can eat half the cake in one sitting. Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake is a Southern specialty and by specialty I mean institution. Recipes for this cake are passed down through the generations, and for good reason! This gluten free cake is incredibly, undeniably, scrumptiously delicious. Although every family's recipe may vary slightly, they all rely on very basic ingredients and come together simply. What could be better then that?


2 c
Cheatin' Wheat Gluten Free Flour (Cake)
2 c
Sugar (Cake)
1 1⁄8 t
Xanthan Gum (Cake)
3⁄4 t
Salt (Cake)
2 t
Cinnamon (Optional, Cake)
6 T
Cocoa Powder (Cake)
6 oz
Butter (Cake)
1 c
Water (Cake)
Eggs (Cake)
1⁄2 c
Buttermilk (Cake)
1 t
Baking Soda (Cake)
1 t
Vanilla Extract (Cake)
4 oz
Butter (Frosting)
6 T
Cocoa Powder (Frosting)
6 T
Milk (Frosting)
3 1⁄2 c
Powdered Sugar (Frosting)
1 t
Vanilla (Frosting)
1 t
Salt (Frosting)
1 c
Toasted Pecans (Chopped, Optional, Frosting)


Jelly Roll Pan
SourceSubmitted by Danielle C.
Prep time
25 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
50 minutes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 15 1/2x10 1/2-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, xanthan gum, cinnamon and salt. Blend thoroughly.

In a saucepan, bring water, 6 oz. butter and cocoa powder to a boil. Whisk occasionally. Turn off heat and let this mixture cool slightly.

In a measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk, 1 tsp. vanilla, eggs and baking soda.

Pour chocolate mixture over flour mixture and whisk to a smooth paste. Add the buttermilk mixture and whisk until a batter is formed.

Pour into prepared pan and bake 20-30 minutes.

While cake is baking, make the icing. Chop pecans finely if using.

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to combine. Turn off the heat and add the milk, vanilla, salt and powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth.

Pour over the warm cake. Sprinkle with the chopped pecans.

Let cool completely before eating.