Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes are light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes topped with a rich fudge frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 283kcal
Author I Heart Eating



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk1
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water not boiling


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk2
  • 3 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans optional


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2-12 cup standard-sized muffin tins with liners.
  • In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Whisk in oil and buttermilk until combined.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition.
  • Whisk in vanilla extract.
  • Add hot water, and whisk in until well-combined. Batter will be thin.
  • Divide batter among muffin tins. Do not fill muffin cups more than half full.
  • Bake 18-25 minutes, or until done. 
  • Let cupcakes cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cool, prepare the icing.
  • For the icing, combine the butter, cocoa, and buttermilk in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring regularly.
  • Remove from heat, and add the powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  • Let icing set up for about 5 minutes before swirling tops of cupcakes into icing.3
  • Sprinkle nuts on top of icing, if using.


  1. Regular or low-fat ok.
  2. Regular or low-fat ok.
  3. Or you can spread the tops of the cupcakes with the frosting. 
  4. Nutrition facts are estimates.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg