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4 from 1 vote

Chocolate Sheet Cake

This chocolate sheet cake recipe makes a moist, delicious chocolate cake some call a Texas Sheet Cake.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 16
Author: Robyn Stone

Ingredients

  • For the Cake:
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • For the Icing:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • For the cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt butter and cocoa in heavy bottomed pan over medium heat.
  • Add water and oil.
  • Heat to boil and then remove from the heat.
  • Add flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add eggs one at a time. Pour in buttermilk and soda. Mix well.
  • Pour into 9x13 baking dish or sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  • For the icing:
  • Melt butter and cocoa.
  • Add other ingredients except vanilla.
  • Heat to boil then remove from heat.
  • Add in vanilla and mix well.
  • Pour over warm cake.