Chocolate Sheet Cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake


Chocolate Sheet Cake

a 2 layer piece of chocolate cake in front of the whole cake on white plates

This chocolate sheet cake is perfect for any time.  It’s quick to whip together and easy to make.  |

  • Author: Madalaine


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 cup toasted pecans


  1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda.  Stir in the sugar.
  2. In a small saucepan, simmer the butter, cocoa, instant coffee, and water.  When it’s all melted, turn off the heat.
  3. Add this to the dry ingredients.  In a small mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sour cream and vanilla until completely combined.  Add this to the cocoa mixture.
  4. Pour into a buttered 15x10x1 baking sheet or casserole dish.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees.
  6. For the ICING: Bring butter, cocoa, milk, and instant coffee to a boil.  Remove from heat, and add sugar, vanilla and salt.  Mix well and spread over the cake when it comes out of the oven.  Sprinkle with toasted pecans.


I made this into a layer cake by putting it into cake pans and made a quick cream cheese frosting for the middle.  If you want to do this whip together 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese with 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons vanilla.