Monday, July 12, 2010
Chocolate Sheet Cake
Yesterday my nieces S and E were here. Whenever they are here we frequently bake something together and this was perfect because I could have 3 kids doing 3 different tasks without competing. One last note, this is the only recipe I tried to make with butter and it didn't work. Use Margarine for this one.
Preheat oven to 400. Grease a sheet pan with Crisco shortening. In a saucepan, add 2 Sticks Margarine, 1 Cup Water, 5 Tbl Cocoa. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, measure into a mixing bowl, 2 Cups Sugar and 2 Cups Flour. Add hot chocolate mixture to dry ingredients and mix on medium speed. Add 1 tsp Baking Soda and mix again. In a measuring cup add 1/2 Cup Buttermilk, 2 Eggs and 1 tsp Vanilla. Using a fork, stir together. Add egg mixture to batter and mix until a smooth batter. Pour into sheet pan and place in oven on a middle shelf. Bake for 20 minutes. Clean the saucepan cause you'll need it for the icing. With 10 minutes left to bake, make icing. In saucepan bring to boil, 1 stick Margarine, 3 Tbl Cocoa, 6 Tbl Whole Milk. Once it boils, add 1 Lb Powder Sugar all at once, a 1 tsp Vanilla and stir until smooth. Pour over hot cake. Let it set up at least 1 hour before cutting. Serve with cold milk!