Tex-Mex Sheet Cake

Attention chocolate lovers! Enjoy the taste of moist, rich chocolate cake topped with a silky chocolate frosting with almonds.

Tex-Mex Sheet Cake from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cakes, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Ready Time: 75 min
  • Yield: 12 servings


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 cup strong brewed Folgers Classic Roast® Coffee
  • OR 1 cup strong brewed Folgers® Black Silk Coffee
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Folgers Classic Roast® Instant Coffee Crystals
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds or pecans*

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350ºF. Spray 15x10-inch jellyroll pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • MELT 1 cup butter. Whisk in 1/4 cup cocoa until smooth. Stir in brewed coffee.
  • STIR flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in large mixing bowl. Add cocoa mixture and beat with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute. Beat in 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  • MELT remaining 1/4 cup butter. Whisk in remaining 1/4 cup cocoa and sweetened condensed milk. Dissolve 1 tablespoon coffee crystals in water. Add to frosting mixture. Beat stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread on warm cake. Sprinkle evenly with nuts.
  • TIP *To make strong brewed coffee: Measure 1/4 cup Folgers Classic Roast or Black Silk Ground Coffee for each 1 1/4 cups cold water. Brew in coffeemaker as desired.
  • TIP *To toast nuts: Place nuts in dry nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat, shaking pan until nuts are lightly browned.

Eagle Brand is a trademark of Eagle Family Foods Group, LLC, used by permission.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/12 of cake), Calories 580 (Calories from Fat 250), Total Fat 28g (Saturated Fat 15g, Trans Fat 0.5g), Cholesterol 110mg, Sodium 400mg, Total Carbohydrate 77g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 57g), Protein 9g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 15%, Iron 15%.

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

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.