Chocolate Sheet Cake I


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 - 10x15 inch jelly roll pan


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup margarine

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 6 tablespoons milk

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar


  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)

599 Calories
25g Fat
92g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 599
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 92g 33%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 73g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 124mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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