Tex-Mex Sheet Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tex-Mex Sheet Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Tex-Mex Sheet Cake

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"Rich Mexican flavors of cocoa, cinnamon and coffee under a chocolate glaze."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10x15 inch jelly roll pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 10x15 inch jelly roll pan. Combine the flour, baking soda, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt 1 cup margarine. Stir in water, 1/4 cup cocoa and 1 tablespoon instant coffee. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour in the cocoa mixture, then stir in 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix until blended.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Allow to cool.
  5. For the coffee glaze: In a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup margarine. Mix in 1/4 cup cocoa, 1 tablespoon instant coffee and sweetened condensed milk, and confectioners' sugar. Stir until blended. Fold in the almonds. Spread glaze over warm cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 01, 2003

This is by far the easiest cake I've ever made. It's quick and delicious and makes a great birthday cake for an adult. I reccomend it to any one as long as you like coffee.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2006

I made this thinking it would satisfy my craving for chocolate and coffee. The cake for me just wasn't a good combo of flavors. It took not 15-20 minutes to bake but 35. It was moist! I followed the recipe as it was because i feel we are to rate/ review the recipes as they are. Not one of my favorites


12 Ratings

Apr 29, 2003

What a disappointment. Thought the cake tasted like cardboard and the glaze was like gum. Fed it to the garbage disposal

Jan 15, 2003

This comfort cake stirred happy memories in several folks at the church supper.

Oct 29, 2005

I found this cake to be somewhat dry despite all the oil that is in it. The glaze was very pasty and unappetizing.

Oct 17, 2005

Took a chance and served this at a dinner party for twenty people without actually trying it first. It's great as is, best warm. I served it with a scoop of premium vanilla ice cream and sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar on top, toasted almonds, too (if you like). Everyone loved it !!! Husband says you can make that one again!

Jul 10, 2003

Pretty good, not chocolatey enough for my family though. I didnt have a 10x15 pan so used a 9x13, it took about 5 min. longer to bake. I used egg substitute, fat free sweetened condensed milk and replaced the 1 c margarine with 1/2 cup butter and half cup unsweetened applesauce in the cake recipe. The glaze was yummy!

Nov 19, 2004

A big hit the first time I made it for a Mexican potluck at my office...so I'm making it again for a Mexican Thanksgiving Potluck. A definite success!


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  • Calories
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 379 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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