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Chocolate Sheet Cake

This chocolate sheet cake is perfect for any time.  It's quick to whip together and easy to make.  | www.lakesidetable.com
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15 servings


Chocolate Sheet Cake

  • 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

Easy Chocolate Icing

  • 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.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Sheet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Potassium 0mg0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.