A creamy cocoa frosting tops this rich and decadent sheet cake...the ultimate chocolate indulgence!
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 cups cold water
2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
2/3 cup baking cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
How to Make It
In a large bowl, combine flour and next 4 ingredients; mix well. Combine eggs and remaining ingredients in a seperate bowl.
Add egg mixture to flour mixture; mix well. Spread in a greased 13"x9" baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before spreading with Chocolate Frosting.
For Chocolate Frosting, mix together all ingredients; blend until smooth.
This is the best chocolate cake I ever made.
I have been baking about five different recipes but none of them came out as great as this one. The kids in my family are very picky when coming to cakes,this one captured their sweet tooth. I definitely recommend this cake to any one who wants their chocolate cake to be finished right away
Wow, you guys are tough. I just made the cake, and it's been a very long time since I made a scratch cake. The batter tasted great and I'm hoping the finished product does. I needed to add milk to the frosting recipe, maybe as much as 2-3 tablespoons to get the right consistency.
I will go out on a limb and say the 1/3 cup baking soda should be 1/3 cup baking cocoa.... why would no one else think this as well?? I've baked enough cakes/brownies in my day to have figured this one out. Will probably use 3 cups self rising flour or basic all purpose and adjust baking soda/salt accordingly. Sounds wonderful though, may have to test run this one tonight! =)