Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake

    30 minutes

    This is a very quick and easy to make chocolate sheet cake that tastes great too. Goes well with a rich chocolate icing.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup (125g) buttermilk
    • 125g butter
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (60g) cocoa

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 28x42cm sheet cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Set aside.
    3. In a saucepan combine butter, oil, cocoa and water. Bring to a boil and stir until smooth. Slowly blend into the flour mixture. Pour into prepared cake tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    I really liked it so did my family  -  30 Nov 2015


    This is by far the best chocolate cake recipe I've ever made. I used milk because I didn't have any buttermilk and put the glaze on top as suggested. It's so moist and amazing. I will make this recipe often.  -  03 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We used to call this Dean's Sheet Cake. Lost the recipe when we remodeled our kitchen! I always add a "glaze" of 1/2 cup butter, 6 Tbs of milk and 4-6 Tbs of cocoa. Melt in pan on stove or microwave. Add 3 cups powdered sugar. Mix well by hand. As soon as cake is out of oven, poke it all over with a toothpick. Pour the glaze over and it will melt on the cake and dribble down those holes. The top will shine. Cool and cut into bars. This seem to keep forever (if it lasts) when refrigerated. Now my new kitchen is complete. Thanks for sharing.  -  12 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)