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Chocolate Sheet Cake

2013-02-05

Ingredients:

For The Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder

For The Icing:

  • 1 3/4 sticks butter
  • 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, optional

Method:

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Stir together and set aside.

In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla and eggs. Mix with a fork and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the cocoa. Whisk together to combine. Meanwhile, bring 1 cup water to a boil. When the butter is melted, pour the boiling water in the pan. Allow to bubble for a moment, then turn off the heat. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Stir together for a moment to cool the chocolate, then pour in the egg mixture. Stir together until smooth, then pour into an ungreased jelly roll pan (or rimmed baking sheet) and bake for 20 minutes.

While the cake is baking, make the icing: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the cocoa powder and stir until smooth. Add the milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Stir together. Dump in the pecans and stir until well combined.

Immediately after removing the cake from the oven, pour the warm icing over the top. You’ll want to avoid doing much spreading, so try to distribute it evenly as you pour.

Cook’s Notes:

For a child’s birthday, omit pecans in the icing. Serve the cake with a large bowl of M and M’s and allow the kids to decorate it themselves.

This cake can also be made into cupcakes: Just fill muffin tins a little less full with the batter than you normally would so the baked cupcakes remain below the upper rim. That way, the thin icing can be poured into each tin.

 

 

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Johnky J on Feb 10, 2013

    I was planning to order the costco sheet cake for my son’s birthday. I was thinking of chocolate cake with Vanilla cheese cake filling with cream cheese frosting? Any suggestions. I dont want the cake to be too sweet.

  2. posted by davemc74656 on Feb 12, 2013

    I am looking for clients for my products, I am specialised in cake decorations such as sugar flowers chocolate transfer sheets, and north african baked sweets. can anyone help me find clients in europe ?

  3. posted by shahedC on Feb 12, 2013

    I am currently baking a chocolate cake (from a mix) for my dad for his birthday. However, I want it to look special and not like I just threw it together. It’s baking in a 13×9 dark pan and it’s less than glamorous to say the least. I also bought chocolate frosting.
    TIPS prettty please?

  4. posted by Hotshot t on Mar 16, 2013

    Appetizers
    Deviled Eggs
    Taco Salad
    Cheese/Ham/Turkey Platter
    Fruit Platter
    Vegetable Platter
    Meat Balls
    Rolls (for Cheese, Ham, Turkey Platter)
    Lil’ Weiner’s

    Dinner
    Corn
    Mashed Potatoes
    Ham
    Roast
    Meatloaf
    Potato Salad
    Spaghetti
    Macaroni
    Chicken (Regualr/Hot Wings/ BBQ Wings)
    Soup
    Bread

    Dessert
    Coconut Cake
    Lemon Cake
    Cheese Cake (Strawberries and Vanilla)
    Triple Chocolate Layer Pie
    Fruit Cake
    We are also having a sheet cake which is going to be the birthday cake if that helps any.

    Drinks
    Water
    Lemonade
    Punch
    Soda

    This is a buffet, cost doesn’t matter because people are sponsoring a dish.

    Also if you have any ideas on what we can do to keep the party going while we wait for the guest of hoor that would be great. It’s sort of a semi formal casual event.

  5. posted by Andre on Mar 18, 2013

    I found this recipe several years ago but have since misplaced it. It was the most delicious cake ever. It came in the recipe cards that you get in the mail called My Great Recipes.

  6. posted by Travoiz on Mar 22, 2013

    I want to make little mini chocolate cakes, with chocolate pudding oozing out of the center, but I can’t buy anything other than I already have- I have unsweetened cocoa powder, and some semisweet chips, but no bittersweet!!! If you could please help me, that would be awesome!!! Thank you soooo much!!!!

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