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Chocolate Sheet Cake

By Edited Nov 8, 2016 5 7

Bake a Chocolate Sheet Cake

While this chocolate sheet cake recipe makes a large cake, it does not seem to feed many people. The reason this happens is because everyone wants 'just another little small piece.' If you like chocolate sheet cake, you will love this recipe. It tastes like chocolate cake with fudge on top – yummy.

This recipe for chocolate sheet cake is another of my quick and easy recipes. And if you don't have buttermilk in your refrigerator, don't worry; look at the bottom of the recipe, and you will find a substitution for the buttermilk.

Bake this delicious chocolate sheet cake, and surprise your family when they ask what is for dessert. Since just about everyone likes chocolate, this is a great cake to take when you need to bring a dish. Be sure to bookmark this chocolate sheet cake recipe for your future use.

Gather the ingredients to bake a chocolate sheet cake.

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups granulated sugar

2 sticks butter or margarine

4 tbsp. cocoa

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup buttermilk *

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

Let's cook!

Sift the flour and sugar together into a large mixing bowl.

In a saucepan, melt the butter, and stir in the cocoa and water. Bring to a rapid boil, and pour it over the flour and sugar mixture. Stir until well mixed.

Stir the buttermilk*, eggs, soda, cinnamon and vanilla into the cake mixture. Mix well, and pour into a well-greased 11 x 16 inch jelly roll pan. Spread batter out evenly in the pan.

Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 minutes.

Start making the icing about five minutes before the cake is done.

Icing for the chocolate sheet cake.

1 stick butter or margarine

4 tbsp. cocoa

6 tbsp. milk

1 box 10X Confectioners sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans

In another saucepan, melt the butter for the icing. Stir in the cocoa and the milk, and bring to a boil.

Remove the saucepan from the heat, and stir in the 10X confectioners sugar and vanilla. When well mixed, stir in the chopped pecans.

Beat icing well with a spoon. Spread the icing on the cake while the cake and the icing are both hot.

Allow the chocolate sheet cake to cool before cutting into squares.

*NOTE* If you do not have any buttermilk, then use this substitution. Measure 1/2 tbsp. of vinegar into a glass measuring cup, and pour in enough milk to make 1/2 cup. Stir to blend.

If you're looking for additional easy dessert recipes, then check out the following:

Chocolate Four Layer Pudding Dessert
Pineapple Southern Pound Cake
Christmas Homemade Fudge
7 Up Pound Cake – A Quick and Easy Recipe
Scottish Shortbread – A Christmas Tradition
Make This Easy Strawberry Cake Recipe for Your Valentine

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Sep 15, 2010 4:03pm
Great chocolate sheet cake recipe.
Sep 15, 2010 6:04pm
I love a great chocolate sheet cake. Thanks for the recipe!
Sep 16, 2010 12:20pm
I was drawn to this article because of my chocoholicness:) Sounds delish and thanks for the buttermilk substitution. I never seem to remember it. I'll retweet since many others would love this recipe too.
Sep 18, 2010 1:23pm
Great sounding chocolate sheet cake with frosting recipe.
Sep 24, 2010 11:56am
This sounds terrific, but I am in Oz and do not know what a stick of butter consists of. Would it be an ounce or ? grams Just a rough idea would do because I am guilty of not actually measuring my stuff. just hit and miss, thanks for sharing this.
Sep 24, 2010 11:31pm
Thanks for reading this article and asking about the recipe. We purchased a pound of butter in a carton that contains four sticks of butter. Each stick is equal to: l/4 pound=4 ounces or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup of butter. Hope this helps, and that you like the recipe.
Oct 11, 2010 9:09pm
Yum! I love chocolate, so know that I will be making your chocolate sheet cake ASAP! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
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