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Chocolate Almond Sheet Cake

"This cake was one of my children's favorite desserts when they were growing up. They're all adults now, but I still make it for them when they come to visit."
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40 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring butter, water and cocoa to boil. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat in cocoa mixture. Add eggs, buttermilk and extracts; mix well. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, for frosting, place butter and milk in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; add remaining ingredients and beat well. Carefully spread over warm cake. Cool.


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This was very good. The frosting is wonderful, and I liked the slight almond flavor. It doesn't rise as high as the picture shows- more like a brownie height. Soft and moist- I can't keep out...

These are so tasty!! I love that the cake is light and not too rich. The frosting is rich and the perfect compliment to the cake.

I am a huge fan of almond flavoring, so I knew this one would be a winner for me. It was moist, not too overpowering with the almond, and the frosting was perfect. This makes a large cake, and...

This cake is delicious. It's moist with a slight almond falvor. I scaled the recipe to make 8 servings and baked in an 8" pan. I made no ingredient changes. I also didn't frost it. I would defin...

I used a 9 x 13 pan, and it turned out great.

Never baked a cake from scratch before. Glad this was the first recipe I tried! Excellent! Definitely a keeper! I didn't have buttermilk so I tried the milk with lemon trick and everything t...

This was a good, easy sheet cake. For personal preference, I think I would try reducing the amount of almond extract next time, as I found it just a tad too overpowering - again, just a persona...

I really like the texture and the subtle hint of almond which marries so well with chocolate; however, the depth of chocolate flavor is lacking. Maybe the method of melting dark chocolate would...

Excellent graduation sheet cake! Will be my new go-to sheet cake - thanks!!!