Dairy Country Chocolate Sheet Cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe
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10 Reviews
Chocolate sheet cake that is saucepan-mixed and topped with a fabulous fudgy frosting is best served at a large gathering such as a family reunion or open house event.
30 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
48 servings

Ingredients

Cake

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
water
1/4 cup
unsweetened cocoa
2 cups
all-purpose flour
2 cups
sugar
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
sour cream
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon
baking soda

Frosting

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/4 cup
unsweetened cocoa
6 tablespoons
milk
3 1/2 cups (1 pound)
powdered sugar
1 cup
chopped pecans
1 teaspoon
vanilla

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine 1 cup butter, water and 1/4 cup cocoa in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 6-7 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat. Add flour, sugar and salt; mix well. Add sour cream, eggs and baking soda; beat until smooth.
  3. Spread batter into greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup cocoa and milk in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar; beat until well mixed. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Spread over warm cake.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
170
Cholesterol
25mg
Carbohydrates
23g
Protein
1g
Fat
8g
Sodium
100mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Great cake,my 9yr old says it's the best cake ever.

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A thin layer of creamy peanut butter between the cake and frosting is delicious!!!!

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Just made this cake for the first time for our Chili & Chocolate Party at work. Hope I win the "blue ribbon". One person had a sample and loved it! I guess this recipe is a keeper.

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Excellent cake!! I've made this several times and received raves. Easy and delicious, this recipe is a keeper!

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I have been making this cake for years, accidently put in 1 cup of sour cream once, made it that way ever since. I also have made it in a 13x9 and it just cooks a little longer. The frosting seeps into the cake and becomes fudgy goodness. Just the right amout of chocolate - not too rich.

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This is the best sheet cake I have ever had...I have used it for pot lucks, bake sales, and birthday cake and everyone always raves about how wonderful it is.

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This recipe is so easy and for anyone with a chocolate craving this is the cake to make. My friends just loved it !

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Land O' Lakes put a similar recipe out over 30 years ago in a brochure and I've used it ever since. It called for unsweetened chocolate squares instead of cocoa but I've often substituted for it. My daughter asked for the recipe so I came back to Land O' Lakes first before typing it all out. Thank you for great recipes!

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This chocolate cake is fantastic. I will be making this cake again.

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Easy and delicious.

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I have made this recipe twice and shared with friends and family. Everyone loves it!!

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