Hello my pretties. Today is all about the best chocolate sheet cake recipe in town, ever.
After I posted the Best and Yummiest Carrot Sheet Cake Recipe Ever the other day I was blown away by how much you guys enjoyed that post (Yay, thank-you!!). Sooooo, I thought why not continue the love and happiness by providing you with more sugar and a lot of chocolate. YES! Now for a Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe…it was just a natural progression you guys. Inevitable. Sheet cake recipes are just so awesome for so many reasons eg. you can feed at least 16 friends, transport it easily, cover it easily, stack it easily (say if you made 2 or 3 for a school fair or something) and the ratio of icing to cake is just perfect.
I was considerate though, don’t you think, for not posting this recipe mid-week? I was mindful of the fact that many of you may actually be trying to eat well Monday-Friday.
So now that it is Friday….that chain of thought ends today, right? Right?!! Hello, Chocolate Sheet Cake?
Okeeeee, now that we are on the same page…. 🙂 Let’s talk about this magical cake. Some time ago I posted a chocolate cake called “Mom’s Chocolate Cake” (from Chef Brad) and it didn’t get a huge amount of attention which was such an injustice because the cake was heaven on a plate let me tell you!!! Perhaps the name of the recipe wasn’t a good choice from an SEO perspective? Nonetheless, it was moist and rich and all things that a good chocolate cake should be.
And then I did some research and investigating and this recipe was actually almost identical to the Pioneer Woman’s Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe. So Brad’s moms chocolate cake was in fact Ree’s chocolate cake or Ree’s Chocolate cake was Chef Brad’s mom’s chocolate cake. Anyway, the point is that we had Pioneer Woman’s standards right here on JustEasyRecipes and we were none the wiser, except we knew that the cake was AMAZINGGGGGG!
Long story short, I made a few adjustments to the “Moms Chocolate Cake” recipe that we had on here originally, baked it as a sheet cake and now it’s called The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe in Town!
The recipe everyone has to have – an absolutely delicious, melt-in-the-mouth fail proof, flop proof chocolate cake recipe. And here it is!
For the Cake
- 250ml water
- 250g butter
- ¼ cup cocoa, heaped
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 eggs lightly whisked (I used a manual beater for 1 minute)
- ½ cup plain yoghurt or buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
For the Icing
- 2 cups sifted icing sugar
- ½ cup cocoa
- 90ml melted butter
- 1/3 cup plain yoghurt / buttermil
For the cake:
- Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius
- Mix the dry ingredients together
- Mix the wet ingredients together
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine until smooth
- Pour into a rectangular baking dish
- Bake in your preheated oven for 40 – 45 minutes.
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