The best chocolate sheet cake
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The BEST Chocolate Sheet Cake

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons heaping Cocoa
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 whole Beaten Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 1-3/4 stick Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons heaping Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  • Note: I use an 18x13 sheet cake pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa. Stir together.
  • Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
  • In a measuring cup, pour the buttermilk and add beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.
  • While cake is baking, make the icing. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir together and pour over warm cake.