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Devil's Food Sheet Cake

Rated as 4.47 out of 5 Stars

"I like this cake because it's so moist and rich. It's great for large gatherings because it's so easy to make."
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Ingredients

50 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in sugar and butter until butter is melted. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased and floured 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. For frosting, beat butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa, vanilla and enough milk to reach a spreading consistency. Frost cake.

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Most helpful positive review

Gobbled up by the family. Didn't even bother making the icing. They have eaten it plain as well warming a piece up in the microwave and serving with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and homemade...

Most helpful critical review

This cake came out with good texture - airy and moist, but the flavor was blahhh. Reading other reviews now, I probably should have used additional cocoa as someone suggested. Perhaps exchanging...

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Gobbled up by the family. Didn't even bother making the icing. They have eaten it plain as well warming a piece up in the microwave and serving with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and homemade...

Great flavor. Super moist. I would definitely make this again, however I would use a smaller pan to get a little bit thicker cake.

This was amazing!! Fun to make and my husband loves this cake!! It fit well into a regular 8 1/2 X 11 pan too!!!

I made cupcakes out of this recipe. The end result was just what I was looking for. The amount of cocoa was perfect though I think next time I could cut back the sugar in the cupcakes and not mi...

I made this once before and it didn't seem to have enough cocoa in it. When I made it yesterday, I put a little extra cocoa and also about a handful of dark chocolate chips (I used Dove Chocolat...

THIS IS IT!!! It is THE chocolate cake recipe that you want when you just need a shot of chocolate cake. Done, period, no need to look further. The only thing I have done is increase the Cocoa ...

Every time I make this cake, someone tells me it's the best they've ever had. 3/4 of a recipe (12 servings) makes exactly one 2 layer 6" cake. The standard recipe will yield a 6" cake and 12 cup...

Great recipe worked great for carving out a purse cake. Didn't use the frosting recipe. I will use this recipe again in the future. Thank you.

This cake came out with good texture - airy and moist, but the flavor was blahhh. Reading other reviews now, I probably should have used additional cocoa as someone suggested. Perhaps exchanging...