When you hear the name Paula Deen, who do you remember? Right, it is the women from Paula’s home cooking to the top celebrity chef and the Television personality. She is a strong woman, and she currently owns the restaurant named The Lady and Sons and Paula Deen’s Creek House. And she even has published 15 culinary books to date. Chocolate sheet cake cookies are one of the best-known recipes of Paula Deen. Before any other extended information, we are going to talk a little further about Paula Deen.

Paula Deen was born on 19th January 1947 to Corrie A. Heirs and Earl Wayne Heirs. Her home town is Albany, Georgia. According to her biography, her interest in cooking was since childhood. Though she is a native American, her ethnicity is a mixed one with backgrounds from English, Irish, and German. And Paula Deen had a very rough childhood since she was suffering from panic attacks, and in her 20’s she was suffering agoraphobia. When talking about Paula Deen’s education, she had her school education from Albany High School.

Now that is the story of Paula Deen’s childhood. We will go for the next part of this article.

Let us start baking Chocolate Sheet Cake Cookies.

Chocolate Sheet Cake Cookies

These cookies are native to Texas and are a twist-filled with fun on the classical taxon method. This is like a chocolate lover’s forever dream coming true. According to Paula Deen, it only takes 45 minutes to make these cookies.

This is how you make this. We are bringing you the original recipe of Paula Deen, and all instructions are from her original TV show.

Chocolate Sheet Cake Cookies recipe


For the cookies:

  • 1 box of Paula Deen chocolate sheet cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 13 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans (optional)
  • For the chocolate frosting:
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of sweet cream butter (unsalted)
  • 3 tablespoons of whole milk
  • 2 cups of sugar (powdered)


For the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then place the cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment papers.
  2. Mix the cake mix, oil and eggs thoroughly until the mixer is nice and smooth, in a large bowl.
  3. Next, scoop the cookie dough into balls and place each ball separately apart from one another on the baking mats.
  4. Make in the previously preheated oven for 8 – 10 minutes.
  5. After baking, remove from oven and place in a wire cooling rack for the next process. The cookies should be well cooled and then placed on the wire rack.

For the chocolate frosting:

  1. Mix butter, whole milk, and cocoa powder in a mid-size saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk well until combined together and smooth in texture.
  3. Now remove from the heat and slowly add in the powdered sugar and whisk until soft.
  4. Place the cooking tray underneath the wire rack to collect the excess chocolate frosting.
  5. Scoop a handful amount of chocolate frosting and pour over the cookies.
  6. Allow the chocolate frosting to harden and cool in a refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy with hot tea or fresh ice coffee.

Now, since we have finished making chocolate sheet cake cookies, let us go for another excellent delicious recipe for Paula Deen.

We will learn the original chocolate sheet cake recipe of Paula Deen.

Chocolate Sheet Cake Paula Deen


For the cake:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder (unsweeten)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (large)

For the icing:

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder (unsweeten)
  • 6 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 box of sugar (powdered)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla


For the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray nonstick baking spray with flour on to a 13×9 inch baking tray and keep aside.
  2. Sift flour together with salt and sugar in a big bowl.
  3. Mix butter with cocoa, oil, and water in a saucepan over a mid-heat and whisked well until mixed together. Bring to boil. Continue stirring until butter melts, and the mixer becomes smooth.
  4. Add buttermilk, chocolate mixer, baking soda, vanilla, vinegar, and eggs to the previously made flour mixer. Beat at a mid-speed until the dough is soft and smooth.
  5. Pour the dough over the made baking tray and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. After the cake is removed from heat, punch holes in the cake using a fork or a wooden stick. Next, pour the chocolate frosting over the warm cake and cool thoroughly.

For the chocolate frosting:

  1. Mix butter with cocoa and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue stirring. Next, remove from heat.
  2. Add in vanilla and confectioner’s sugar and pour the mixer in no small beating bowl. Beat at mid-speed until the frosting is really soft.
  3. Now pour over the warm cake.
  4. Next, we will bake the next cake of Paula Deen. It is the Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake Paula Deen.

Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake Paula Deen

This cake is made with the same ingredients from the previously mentioned ingredients in the ‘chocolate sheet cake Paula Deen.’ All instructions are the same for the cake. If you require more taste, then you can add in a little amount of brown sugar and chip chocolate. And many ask for cinnamon, so go for cinnamon if you like the taste of cinnamon.

It is the frosting that makes the difference from the ordinary chocolate sheet cake Paula Deen with the Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake Paula Deen.

This is how you make the frosting:

  1. First, whisk 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of cocoa powder in a mid-size saucepan. Then add in milk and continue to whisk. Next, add in corn syrup and cut butter to the mixer. Now place the pan over a mid-heat and boil well while whisking constantly. Then, remove from heat and stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar. And now you can spread the frosting over the warm cake and cool to harden.

This is how Paula Deen made her special sheet cakes.

In conclusion, we hope that you are now ready to bake the chocolate sheet cake cookies and other recipes we taught today. It is creativity and love that brings more taste to the cake. Paula deen was able to create these cakes since she loved cooking. If you start loving to cook, you will also be as high as Paula Deen. And we are waiting to see you as a celebrity chef! So then let us get started!