Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pinterest Busters: Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

Aren't you excited? Two recipes in 1 week! I saw this recipe on Pinterest and knew I needed to try it. I remember eating Texas Sheet Cake (or Iced Brownies) at my Great Grandma's House as a little girl. Since my Mom and Grandma just went out to see her in Indiana, I felt the need to make something that reminded me of her since I wasn't going to recreate Tenderloin sandwiches...yet.

I used the recipe even though it was a tad different than the one I am used to making. One change that I made to the recipe was to add cinnamon. It wouldn't be the same without cinnamon. I added 1 teaspoon to the icing since I forgot to add it to the batter.

Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

1 cup butter
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place 24 cupcake liners into muffin pans. In a small saucepan, bring the butter, water, and cocoa powder to a boil. Turn off and set aside. Combine flour, sugar, and baking soda. Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and cocoa mixture. Stir until well blended. Pour batter into cupcake liners (about 2/3 full). Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done. They will be moist- make sure that you don't overcook them! Cool completely.

6 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, combine milk, cocoa powder, and butter. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Stir until it starts to thicken slightly (about 3-4 minutes). Drop a tablespoon full onto center of each cupcake. The frosting will thicken quickly, so do not make the frosting until ready to put on cupcakes.

Overall, it was a success. I will probably try my grandma's recipe in a cupcake pan next time but for the most part we liked it.


  1. Megan this was one on Bob and Davids favorite cakes hope they taste as good. Thank you for the recipe. Love Grams

  2. Gram, I had no idea! Maybe that's why I love these so much.