The Best Ever Chocolate Sheet Cake

A Chocolate Lovers Dream!!

A Chocolate Lovers Dream!!

The last two days here have been bad!!  I am praying for all the families that have lost loved ones in this horrible rain. We have been very blessed, but I can tell you first hand what it is like to have your house flooded.  It is just stuff, though.  Anyway…….. We need something to make us all feel better so let’s talk chocolate.  This is my GO TO dessert for company, ALTA, potluck, parties and brunch.  You get the picture. It works for most any event.  I promise you all your friends and family will love it!!!

I first became acquainted with this special cake when I was a new teacher in Wilkinson County. Marjoe Baisden gave me her version.  Since then I have tweaked it a bit.  So here it is for you to just put your face into it if you want to.  That is what GI Joe wants to do every time that I make it.  He likes it hot with vanilla ice cream, but I have seen him eat right out of the pan with a spoon.

Yummy Chocolate Sheet Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix dry ingredients.  In saucepan melt butter, cocoa and water on low heat.  Add to dry ingredients. Mix. (DO NOT use a mixer)   Slightly beat eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.  Add to mixture.  Mix. Pour into a 15 x 10 x 1 in. jelly roll pan that has been greased and floured. Bake about 20 min. at 400 degrees.


  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 5 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Melt butter, cocoa, and milk.  Do this on low heat.  If heated at too high a temperature the butter will clarify making your icing  separate.  Add to sugar and nuts.  Mix.  Frost cake while hot.  Place icing by the  tablespoon all over the cake then smooth out the frosting.  This will keep  from tearing the cake as you frost it.   Here are pictures to guide you along.  Enjoy!

Flour and sugar in a mixing bowl

Flour and sugar in a mixing bowl

Melting butter, water and cocoa

Melting butter, water and cocoa

Greased and floured jelly roll pan

Greased and floured jelly roll pan

Melted butter, cocoa and water

Melted butter, cocoa and water

Whisking eggs, buttermilk and vanilla

Whisking eggs, buttermilk and vanilla

Mixing dry and wet ingredients

Mixing dry and wet ingredients

Ready to bake

Ready to bake

Frosting - melting butter and cocoa

Frosting - melting butter and cocoa

Powdered sugar, chocolate and nuts for frosting

Powdered sugar, chocolate and nuts for frosting

Chocolate Icing

Chocolate Icing

Cooked cake

Cooked cake

Ready to dig into!!!

Ready to dig into!!!



Filed under Cake, Chocolate, Cooking, Dessert, Recipes, Sheet Cake

26 responses to “The Best Ever Chocolate Sheet Cake

  1. Amy Dobbs

    That looks yummy!! I’m so glad that you’ve put all these tasty recipes on your blog! We can access them whenever we need them!! Thank you!

  2. Wow! Very simple and nice! Love the pecans in the frosting!

  3. Jennifer Pham

    Yummy… anything with chocolate…I’m there. Who could pass up chocolate?!?! It looks great. Wish we could make that in class.

  4. Ana

    It looks really good.

  5. Carly Hart

    I’m thinking that I’m gonna need to make this at home, it looks too tempting. Looks good!

  6. Ashley Maryniak

    This looks delicious!

  7. Kenny

    the cake looks very good 🙂

  8. Leslie Stewart

    This looks really yummy! 🙂

  9. Yesica Melchor

    Tried the recipe and it turned out very good! My dad basically ate the whole thing by himself! LOL

  10. Brooke Maryniak

    This looks really good!

  11. Elizabeth

    Looks amazing. Going to have to make this at home! :]


  13. Becca Ash

    I would’ve never thought to put the icing on the cake just a little a time all over the cake as opposed to just spreading it all at once! Great tip!

  14. taylor roddy

    i didnt know you couldnt use a blender and to just mix everything by hand, ill keep that in mind. thanks!

  15. Ashley Kendrick

    I never would have known that if you melt butter, cocoa, and milk at a very high temperature the butter will make your icing separate.

  16. Allie

    Wow, this sounds delicious, and I love the way you make the frosting, with nuts, I’ve never seen that before.

  17. Erin

    Using a spoon to put on icing seems alot easier than just pouring it on and then smoothing it out. Thanks for the tip!

  18. Parker

    I never knew that you could use things like nuts in a frosting.

  19. ashley

    looks so goood ! mixing the nuts with the icing is new, never saw that before!

  20. imari daniels

    i’ve never used cocoa in chocolate cake.

  21. tinnia adams

    i learned how to make a chocolate cake from scratch and its almost taste as good as the kroger cakes

  22. Love love love chocolate sheet cake!

  23. abby

    I love chocolate. This recipe looks great and easy to make. I will definitely try it.

  24. th e cake was good maybe one day i will make it my self

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