Chocolate Sheet Cake

My mom’s chocolate sheet cake is probably the classic chocolate sheet cake recipe you grew up with, but in case you lost it, here it is along with a cooked chocolate frosting!
My mom's chocolate sheet cake is probably the classic chocolate sheet cake recipe you grew up with, but in case you lost it, here it is along with a cooked chocolate frosting!  ohsweetbasil.com

Everything’s bigger in Texas. And while I’m not from nor do I live in Texas it is hands down the state with the most pride ever. EVER. When I lived there for a brief moment I discovered that every license plate, house, doorstep, etc bears the state or the state flag. Good mercy. And yet, I loved it. In fact, I would love to move there.

 

I’m going to enjoy Grandma’s Chocolate Sheet Cake that she passed down to my mom and could totally be from Texas given the size.

The Best Cooked Chocolate Frosting

I hate to admit this, but I could drink cooked chocolate frosting. Actually my favorite part is after you’ve frosted the cake and the saucepan has frosting setting up in it. I lick it. I full on dip my finger and lick the pot clean. Don’t judge.

 

The classic chocolate sheet cake with a cooked chocolate frosting ohsweetbasil.com

 

It’s so unbelievably good. And Creamy. And warm. Oh, it’s so warm and perfect. I know, you’re all confused. The frosting is made stove top and oh my gosh, it’s so delicious. I just pace while my mom makes it, and then I steal that spatula as fast as I can. I totally hate when she uses every last bit of frosting. Such a waste. 😉

 

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My mom grew up eating this easy chocolate sheet cake and it made an appearance at my house every holiday season growing up. It’s easy to make, sets up perfectly, stays moist, and it feeds an army. Isn’t that exactly what you need around the holidays, easy to make food that feeds a ton of people? Plus, just wait until you smell all of that chocolate cooking, you’ll thank me. Promise.

 

Chocolate Sheet Cake with Cooked Chocolate Frosting

The classic chocolate sheet cake with a cooked chocolate frosting ohsweetbasil.com

 

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Texas Sized Chocolate Sheet Cake

My mom’s chocolate sheet cake is probably the classic chocolate sheet cake recipe you grew up with, but in case you lost it, here it is along with a cooked chocolate frosting!

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake

  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Margarine
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 4 Tablespoons of Cocoa
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1/2 Cup of Buttermilk (Or 1/2 Cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar)
  • 2 Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Pinch of salt

Warm Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 Cup of Margarine
  • 4 Tablespoons of Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons of Milk
  • 1-1lb Bag of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla
  • 12×18″ jelly roll pan

Directions:

For the Cake

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a kitchenaid, mix the flour and sugar.
  3. Place the margarine, shortening, cocoa and water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring it to a light boil.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, soda, cinnamon, vanilla and salt whisk until smooth.
  5. Take the cocoa mixture and pour it over the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
  6. Add the buttermilk mixture and mix again until smooth.
  7. Lightly spray a cookie sheet (12×18″) with cooking oil (Pam).
  8. Pour the mixture in the pan and bake for 20 minutes.

Warm Chocolate Frosting

  1. Add the margarine, cocoa and milk to a saucepan over medium heat until it reaches a soft boil.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
  3. Spread onto the cake while both the frosting and the cake are still warm.

Enjoy!

*Make sure that you frost the cake while it is still warm with the warm frosting.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 cake, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 145 Calories
  • Total Fat: 6.5g
  • Cholesterol: 10.5mg
  • Sodium: 128mg
  • Carbohydrates: 20.9g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 14.7g
  • Protein: 1.5g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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