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Chocolate Sheet Cake I

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"Good old fashioned chocolate cake with homemade chocolate frosting. A family favorite for many many years."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 604 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 10x15 inch jelly roll pan)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup margarine, shortening, 1/4 cup cocoa and water. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Pour the liquid mixture over the flour, sugar mixture; stir well. Blend in eggs and buttermilk.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool 10 minutes, then frost while still warm.
  4. To make the Frosting: In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup margarine, milk and 1/4 cup cocoa. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Mix in confectioners' sugar. Pour over warm cake

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 604 calories; 25.7 g fat; 92.1 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; 37 mg cholesterol; 377 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe has been around in our family for about 80 years and is certainly a family favorite--especially mine! It's very moist and chocolatey! A couple of things to consider: 1) it's a gre...

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this was very dry.i should have known better then to use a recipe calling for unsweetened cocoa,using bars of unsweetened chocolate works much better.it didnt have much of a chocolate taste.the ...

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This recipe has been around in our family for about 80 years and is certainly a family favorite--especially mine! It's very moist and chocolatey! A couple of things to consider: 1) it's a gre...

7.14.10 ... http://allrecipes.com/recipe/17899/chocolate-sheet-cake-i/ ... This is the second best MEDIUM chocolate cake. It's a close second to Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. This has a thin b...

Very moist cake! I added some chocolate chips to make it more "chocolatety".

Really good. I used butter instead of margarine. Some chopped walnuts in the icing would be good, too.

Just made this for my son's 9th birthday. He is a chocolate lover and he and his friends ate until the last bite and asked for more. Said it was the best chocolate cake ever!

This is the best! Can't miss. I've had this recipe for 20 years and still the favorite. I use walnuts or pecans in the icing, and sometimes omit the cinnamon. I usually use a 9x13 pan. Try it,...

Very good basic chocolate cake that everyone loves and is easy to make. It is the perfect birthday cake for a large crowd, not to mention that a scoop of vanilla icecream fits right on top!. I d...

After the first batch I made some modifications. The recipe as is is a little bland and does not rise very much. I am making cupcakes doubling the recipe (first try was single recipe). For a do...

Just like mom used to make. Takes a little more time, but worth in!!