Chocolate Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Posted: February 15, 2018

Rich, sweet chocolate sheet cake is a classic dessert, easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd.

Makes: 24 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Frosting

  • ½ cup margarine or butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 lb. box powdered sugar
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a shallow (15 ½-by-10-by-1-inch) cake pan.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar and salt. In a medium saucepan, bring the margarine or butter, water and cocoa to a boil. Pour into flour/sugar mixture.

Mix together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk and vanilla. Add to the cocoa mixture. Mix well.

Pour batter into pan.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Start preparing the icing during the last 5 minutes the cake is baking. In a saucepan, mix margarine, cocoa and milk. Warm over low heat, but do not boil. Remove from heat and pour into mixer. Add powdered sugar, chopped pecans and vanilla. Mix well. Frost sheet cake as soon as it is removed from the oven.

Recipe from Farm Flavor