Texas Turtle Sheet Cake


“I made two last week and took one into my office, my boss said it’s one of the best treats he’s ever tasted, and my coworker said she’d pay me to make her a loaf! Amazing with your morning coffee too!!! Must express something to keep getting my recipes…. Thank you.”



  • 1 cup black coffee
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter

Chocolate Icing:

  • 4 large spoons of buttermilk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 large spoons of cocoa


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a baking dish. Combine flour/granulated sugar in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine a cup of butter, a cup of cocoa, and 1 cup of coffee and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour/sugar mixture.
  4. Mix the mixtures with a hand mixer until blended.
  5. Add eggs and a cup of buttermilk, whisk for an additional minute. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Baking for 31 min.
  6. For the icing:
  7. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, a large tablespoon of cocoa powder, and a large tablespoon of buttermilk. Bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat, stirring persistently.
  8. Remove from heat and use a mixer to mix in the powdered sugar. Add 1 cup first, beat until soft, and add 1/2 cup at a time until frosting is thickened/solid.
  9. Make sure to pour the hot frosting over the cake and spread the chocolate chips and pecan pieces. Before serving, spray caramel sauce on the cake.



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