Old Fashioned Chocolate Sheet Cake is all about the icing. It's made with real butter, cocoa, milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Plus, this cake is deliciously dense and luscious all at the same time. It's a little slice of heaven on a plate!
Why You'll Love This Cake
I never knew Miss Beryl, but she made the best chocolate sheet cake around. Her daughter, Joann, shared her vintage recipe with me. After I took one bite, I knew I had to share it with you. I have a feeling this Old Fashioned Chocolate Sheet Cake will be one of your favorite desserts too!
Did I say it was made with chocolate? Enough said.
STEP 1: In a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups sugar, 2 cups self-rising flour, and 4 tablespoon cocoa. Mix together and set aside.
STEP 2: In a saucepan, add 1 stick of butter, 1 cup oil, and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, then pour over the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Beat dry and wet ingredients together for 1 minute on medium speed with a mixer.
STEP 3: In a separate bowl, whisk 2 eggs and ½ cup buttermilk. Pour into the mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients and beat for 1 minute on medium speed until everything is combined.
STEP 4: Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 X 9 inch sheet pan or dish. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
Chocolate Icing Instructions
STEP 1: In a separate saucepan, mix 1 stick butter, 3 tablespoon cocoa and 4 tablespoon milk together. Boil for 1 minute. Mix well and remove from heat.
STEP 2: Add 1 lb. powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and blend with a mixer until smooth. If icing is too thick, add tiny teaspoons of milk until it is shiny. Taste the icing and if it's too grainy, blend it with a mixer until it becomes smooth and creamy.
STEP 3: Pour icing over cake starting at the edges and working towards the middle until it covers the top of cake. Allow icing to cool before serving.
What if I Can't Find Self-Rising Flour?
Self-rising flour is a staple in the south, but if you can't find it in your location, here's how you make it! Just substitute the following ingredients for self rising flour in this recipe.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
More Chocolate Desserts to Love
Do you love chocolate as much as I do? If so, try these other chocolate goodies from my recipe box...
- Chocolate Strawberry Tart
- Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars
- Chocolate Raspberry Mousse
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Bark
- Mocha Latte Icebox Pie
- Raspberry Mocha Twists
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