Chocolate Sheet Cake

January 18, 2014 by 13 Comments

We are expecting family this weekend and made one of my favorite cakes. Chocolate Sheet Cake, it reminds me of a yummy brownie with cake-like consistency and buttery, gooey frosting on top. Bet you can’t eat just one piece…

Chocolate Sheet Cake


2  cups flour

2  cups sugar

1  tsp. cinnamon

2  sticks butter

1  cup water

4  Tbsp. cocoa

2  eggs

1/2  cup buttermilk

1  tsp. vanilla

1  tsp. baking soda


Mix flour, sugar, and cinnamon.  melt butter and cocoa; add water and heat to boiling.  Pour over flour and sugar mixture. Add remaining ingredients and bake in a 9×13 inch pan at 350 degrees F.  for 30 minutes.  While cake is warm, punch holes in top and add hot frosting.


Heat to boiling:

1 stick butter

6 Tbsp. milk

3  Tbsp. cocoa


1  tsp. vanilla

1 box powdered sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans



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between naps on the porch

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13 Responses to “Chocolate Sheet Cake”
  1. Sarah says:

    This was a staple dessert from my childhood and still a favorite for my husband. Yes, one piece usually leads to another. This is such a moist, chocolate treat.

  2. Winnie says:

    Definitely a gooey cake!
    Looks delicious 🙂

  3. Maria says:

    The cake looks so incredibly moist!!! And the frosting on top sounds so delicious!

  4. Yum…hot with ice cream…YES! Thanks for sharing the recipe on the blog hop!

  5. kathy says:

    I think my mom made this same thing. I wish I could have a piece right now! Thanks for the recipe:)

  6. two yums ( thumbs) up. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs

  7. Fabulous! I think, yes I do, I think I need to go make this right now LOL In all seriousness, I am going to make it for dessert tonight! Or at the very least, a treat before bed for mom and dad and a breakfast treat for the children in the morning. Need to soften that butter first. Thanks for sharing it. I am off to bookmark and pin… and prepare to bake.

    We would love to have you stop by and share your post on Tell Me About It Tuesday. I think it would be a great addition.

  8. Aha! I just went back and read the method and realized I DON’T have to soften the butter! Yes! Chocolate sheet cake for dessert, not a bedtime treat. Makes me happy. How easy is this? I will stop back by later tonight or in the morning and let you know what we thought!

  9. I love this! I love having a recipe on hand for a last minute homemade dessert! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

  10. I decided to make it last night for a family dinner instead. Everyone loved it! Next time, I just need homemade ice cream to serve with it while it is still warm. Oh my!

  11. Laurie says:

    Oh…my…yum! This recipe sounds great!

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  12. Susan says:

    With this recipe, can you use a 12 x 17 pan instead of a 9 x 13?

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