Sunday, March 1, 2009

Chocolate Sheet Cake

My MIL loves sheet cake, she says she can eat an entire cake by herself with some good coffee. This is something I think everyone likes, at least around here they do. I like to make this for potlucks because it is easy to transport. Give it a try and it will be one of your go to recipes.


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup warm water
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs-beaten(I use free range)
1/2 cup milk
1 t vanilla

Place one of your oven racks in the middle of your oven and preheat oven to 350'. Place parchment paper on a 18x13 inch pan.

In a large sauce pan, over medium heat melt butter, shortening, and cocoa. Add the water, remove from heat and beat in the sugar.

In a large bowl or your Kitchen Aid mixing bowl beat your eggs until thick and light colored, now add the milk, and vanilla. Now add the cocoa mixture and stir gently. Now is the time to add the flour mixture(you will have sifted the flour, salt, and soda together). Mix until well incorporated and pour into your prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Let cool completely. Now you will ice your sheet cake.


1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1 t vanilla
1 box powder sugar

In a large saucepan over medium heat bring butter, cocoa, and milk to a boil, remove from heat add powder sugar and vanilla beat, in your Kitchen Aid until light and fluffy. Ice your sheet cake and EAT!!!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm--I am going to have to try this! I need to get crisco...I need it for another recipe I want to make, just not something I usually buy...will have to now since I have two recipes I want to try ;)