Texas Sheet Cake With Nutella Glaze Frosting Recipe

A while ago I came across a LOVELY recipe for a healthier version of Texas sheet cake.  Since we lived in Texas for four years and our girls are real life Texans, we though it was appropriate to make some Texas sheet cake (I’ve never made one before, such a shame, so much life wasted..)  It was divine!  So then, in REAL uh “healthy” fashion I’ve made it like 5 times in several different versions since.  I love the recipe. 

So today I am sharing a little version with you that I made for Easter.  Yeah wow, that was a while ago, but okay that is how I roll!

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Texas Sheet Cake with Nutella Glaze Frosting Recipe

The Cake:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (low fat or full fat)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar  (I’ve tried less, 1 1/4 cup would work too!)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions for the Cake
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a microwavable bowl heat the butter, water and cocoa about 2-2 1/2 minutes till it boils.  Add vanilla and whisk til it is smooth and set aside.
2. In another medium bowl, whisk the egg and bit and add the yogurt and applesauce , stir til combined. Set aside.
3. In yet another large mixing bowl!!!  Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.   Now pour in the the warm chocolate mixture; stir to combine completely.  Now, add the yogurt mixture and stir again  til combined.!
4. Pour batter into one ungreased 13×18 baking sheet (jelly roll pan) or two 13×9 baking sheets.  I have also tried lining  mine with parchment cooking paper so I could remove the whole cake and place cut pieces on a platter.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 
6. Glaze the cake right away while it is still hot.  Pour on glaze spread carefully out to the edges with a spatula.
7. Let frosted cake cool completely, cover, and store in refrigerator.

The Nutella Glaze Frosting Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 Cup Nutella
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup hot milk
Directions for glaze.
Melt butter in medium microwavable bowl in microwave (30-40 seconds).  Whisk the Nutella into the melted butter until smooth.  Whisk in the hot milk (heated in microwave slightly) and vanilla until well combined.  This process is fast I recommend making it the last few minutes the cake is in the oven, pour the glaze on the cake immediately.

Keep cake refrigerated. 

It is SO good!  I am telling you your family will love you for it!  And be sure to share with the neighbors!

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Be sure to check out these other great Nutella recipes

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Caramel Nutella Chex Mix Recipe

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. Yummy!! I can’t wait to try this. I love Nutella!! Love that this a healthy version! Thanks so much!!

  2. Yum yum!! I love carmel corn and nutella. I think it will become a new snack staple in our home. Thanks for the recipes!!

  3. Planning to make it for Valentine day. Wondering if I can make it in a bundt pan? Is the glaze too runny or semi-thick? Also should I wait for the cake to cool before glazing it?

    1. It was pretty runny… I might wait til the cake is cooked, since it is runny to begin with and heat will just make it even more runny. I am not sure how it will translate to a bundt cake, please let me know how it goes.