There is something so sophisticated about a Bundt cake recipe.  In my opinion, they look like you have gone through a whole lot of effort.  When in reality, they are the easiest cake to make out there.  Using a Bundt pan makes a gorgeous cake.  Turn that cake into a Texas Sheet Cake inspired Bundt cake and you have just elevated it even more.  The very best part about this Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake is that it starts with a cake mix, so it is super simple.  But it is the homemade chocolate frosting with pecans that really take it over the top.  Keep scrolling to see how you can make it too.

Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

For a lot of years I made and decorated elaborate cakes for a side job.  So being able to use a Bundt pan for simplicity is important to me.

Rarely do I decorate cakes anymore but you will find me making a ton of different Bundt cake recipes.  I love them because they always get a lot of attention.

People are always impressed with a Bundt pan.  When in reality it is the simplest way to make a cake.

In fact, this Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake recipe might just be one of my favorites.  It looks amazing, is easy to make and best of all…tastes just like you would expect.

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Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

How to make a Texas Sheet Cake in a Bundt Pan

This Bundt cake starts with a chocolate cake mix {chocolate fudge}.  I followed the measurements for the cake as the back of the box instructed but wanted to make an elevated cake.

I started with milk instead of water.  This will help give you a more flavorful cake.  I then used melted butter instead of vegetable oil.  Butter is always better!  Then finally 3 eggs.

Combine the ingredients using a hand held mixer {or mix by hand} for about 2 minutes or as your cake mix instructs.

Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Pour the cake batter into your Bundt pan.  Be sure to prepare the Bundt pan by spraying it liberally with nonstick cooking spray before starting.

Spread the batter out into an even layer.

Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Bake the cake in a 350 degree oven for 45ish minutes or until a tooth pick inserted near the center of the cake comes out almost clean.

We don’t want to over bake this cake.  A really good Texas Sheet Cake is moist and delicious, so if there are a few crumbs on the tooth pick go ahead and pull it out.  We just don’t want uncooked batter.

Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Cool the cake on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.  Then using a butter knife {or off-set spatula}, to run around the perimeter of the cake.

This helps to loosen up any spots the cake might be sticking.  You can also go around the inside ring.

Then invert the cake onto your serving plate and let it cool completely.

How to turn a Boxed Cake Mix into an Extraordinary Bundt Cake Recipe

  • Make your added ingredients count.  Replace your water with milk and the vegetable oil with melted butter.  Both of these ingredients will give you a spectacular flavor and texture.
  • Liberally spray your Bundt pan with nonstick spray and use a nonstick Bundt panBundt pans are notorious for cakes sticking to them but with the right preparation you can help with that.  Start with a good pan and spraying the pan liberally with nonstick spray are my best suggestions.  You can also lightly flour {for white/yellow cakes} or cocoa powder {for chocolate cakes} to help even a little more.
  • Bake the cake until there are only a few crumbs left on the tooth pick.  Over baking a Bundt cake can make it dreadfully dry.  If you pull the cake when there are only a few crumbs instead of when the tooth pick is clean it will help immensely. 
  • Let the cake cool for at least 10 minutes in the Bundt pan before you invert it.  Allowing the cake to cool for at least 10 minutes in the pan will let the cooling process do some of the work for you.  If you try to invert your cake too soon, the cake will almost always stick.
  • Invert the cake onto the pan you plan to serve it on.  Bundt cakes can be hard to move, so inverting your cake directly onto the serving plate you plan to use will eliminate any unnecessary moving of the cake.

Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Chocolate Pecan Cooked Frosting for Texas Sheet Cake

When the cake is almost completely cooled, turn your attention to the frosting.  In a small sauce pan combine butter, milk and cocoa powder.  Heat over medium heat until the mixture is melted.

Once it is melted, remove it from the heat, add the powdered sugar.  Stir to combine.  I like to use a whisk because it will help remove any lumps from the powdered sugar.

Then finally add the chopped pecans and pour the frosting over the top of the cooled cake.

Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

The luxurious and delicious frosting will fall over the sides and create a beautiful glossy look.

Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Once the frosting is set up {which is only about 20 minutes}, the cake is ready to serve.

Once piece of this Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake and you will be speechless.  The chocolate flavor combined with the textures is amazing!

This cake is perfect for any occasion but I can’t wait to make it for the holidays.  Everyone is going to go crazy for it like I did.

Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

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Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe

Everything you love about a traditional Texas Sheet Cake made with a cake mix and served in a Bundt pan. This Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake is awesome x10!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 bundt cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1-15.25 oz. box chocolate cake mix {I used chocolate fudge}
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup butter {melted}
  • 3 eggs

Chocolate Pecan Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup pecans {chopped}

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Spray Bundt pan liberally with nonstick cooking spray.  Set aside.

  3. To prepare cake batter:  Combine cake mix, milk, melted butter and eggs to medium bowl and stir either by hand or with hand held mixer until well combined.  Pour prepared batter into greased Bundt pan.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with only a few crumbs.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then invert onto cake plate and cool completely.

Chocolate Pecan Frosting

  1. Combine the first 3 frosting ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until the mixture has melted.  Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Add chopped pecans and stir until completely incorporated.

  2. Pour frosting over cooled Bundt cake. 

  3. Let frosting set and serve.  Keep your Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 4 days.

2 Comments on Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake Recipe

  1. 5 stars
    I cannot wait to try this…..I love Texas Sheet Cake. I was wondering if you can use this recipe successfully to make cupcakes? I would love to make cupcakes or mini bundt cakes for my co-workers at school, during our covid restrictions. Thanks

    • Absolutely! The cake is a little more dense using butter and milk so they may not rise like you are used to. But bake according to box directions and spoon the frosting over the cupcake instead of pour it. I can’t wait to hear all about it! I also have a really awesome Texas Sheet Cake Cookie that starts with a cake mix {https://practicallyhomemade.com/texas-sheet-cake-cookies/} if you would rather something like that. 🙂

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