Best Chocolate Sheet Cake on National Chocolate Cake Day

Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipate

Who knew today is National Chocolate Cake Day? So I say let’s go have a slice, or two!

What’s your favorite cake flavor? Mine is chocolate, hands down. But not just any chocolate. I love chocolate sheet cake. Every birthday my mom would make me a chocolate sheet cake with a dash of her secret ingredient, cinnamon.

And every year I had my fork ready to eat it all!

I thought I’d share with you my favorite chocolate cake recipe. You’ll want to make this for everyones birthday I promise, or maybe try it this weekend. Whatever you do have your fork ready!

Chocolate Sheet Cake

For the cake:

2c flour                                     1c boiling water

2c sugar                                    1/2 c buttermilk

1/4 tsp salt                               2 whole beaten eggs

4TBSP (heaping) cocoa       1tsp baking soda

dash of cinnamon                 1tsp vanilla

2 sticks butter

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. In saucepan melt butter. Add coca, stir together. Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds then turn heat off. 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 the butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into 11×13 sheet cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. While cake is baking, make the icing.

For the frosting:

1/2 c chopped pecans

1-3/4 stick butter

4TBSP (heaping) coca

6TBSP milk

1 tsp vanilla

1lb (less 1/2 cup) powdered sugar

Chop pecans finely. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add coca, stir to combine. Then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir together. Add the pecans, stir together, and pour over warm cake.

Enjoy and happy National Chocolate Cake Day!




  1. Mmm, sounds so delicious! You know any cake with buttermilk is bound to be good! Yum!

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