I was so honored to share this recipe on I’ve been loving Christy Jordan’s site for years and it was a dream come true to be able to contribute to such a wonderful website. Christy is from Alabama, so I figured I needed to bring a little something that represented my home state: Texas.

This Texas Turtle Sheet Cake is a tasty twist on the classic dessert from our lone star state. If you spend any length of time in Texas, eventually someone is gonna give you a slice of Texas Sheet Cake – it’s just inevitable. It’s easy to make – simple to serve, and it makes hungry crowds happy. This big ol’ cake is a symbol of Texan hospitality. I like to jazz mine up with chocolate chips and caramel sauce.

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup butter
1 cup strong black coffee
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk

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