5.21.2011

Chocolate Sheet Cake


Chocolate Sheet Cake
Another repost to archive, but a good repost.  I seem to be on a dessert theme right now.  I promise that next week that will change!  We will be done with the reposting and onto the new recipes.  Besides, my weekend is scheduled with cooking and photo shoots! 

This recipe is another family recipe that my mom found, changed up and made her own (nothing new, right? ).  It is the standard for all large family functions.  Sheet cake and peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (Ill post those next week as well).   Its fool proof.  My girls were 10 and 11 when they first learned how to make this cake and I think by now they have the recipe memorized.   Its just good food!

2 c Flour
2 c Sugar
2 sticks of butter/margarine
1/4 c cocoa powder
1 c water
1/2 c buttermilk
1 t baking soda
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 t vanilla

Sift flour and sugar into large bowl. In saucepan on medium heat, bring water, cocoa powder and butter to a boil. Pour over flour mixture and beat well. Add buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla, and eggs. Mix well. Pour into a greased 11 x 17 sheet pan. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. While still warm frost (recipe below).

Frosting

1 stick butter/margarine
1/4 c cocoa
1/3 c milk
4 cups of powdered sugar (you may need to add more. Not too thick, so its pourable, but not too thin, so that it soaks into the cake.
1 t vanilla
1 c chopped walnuts (optional)

Bring to a boil all ingredients. Beat well, until smooth and shiny. Stir in walnuts. Spread onto warm cake. Refrigerate to set frosting.

Cake keeps well in refrigerator.


Chocolate Sheet Cake PRINTABLE RECIPE