Chocolate Sheet Cake

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First off, to my followers, I am SO sorry I have not posted in forever. But good news, I am back! So without further ado, a new recipe! 🙂

This has been one of my favorite chocolate recipes since forever. Enjoy!

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
½ cup butter
1 cup water
4 Tablespoons cocoa
½ cup shortening
½ cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

FROSTING
½ cup butter
6 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoon cocoa
16 oz. powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
(nuts if desired, I never add them)

Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl, measure flour and sugar. Set aside.

2. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, water, cocoa and shortening. Bring to a boil. After mixture reaches a boil, add it to the flour mixture and stir to combine.

3. Add buttermilk, then baking soda, then eggs, then vanilla in that order, mixing in-between each addition.

4. Pour into a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes

FROSTING

1. Bring combine butter milk and cocoa and bring to a boil, stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.

2. After cake has cooked, remove from oven and poke holes in hot cake with a fork. Pour frosting evenly over top.

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