Chocolate Almond Sheet Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Almond Sheet Cake Recipe

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This cake was one of my children's favorite desserts when they were growing up. They're all adults now, but I still make it for them when they come to visit.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 324 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, bring the butter, water and cocoa to boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat in cocoa mixture. Add the eggs, buttermilk and extracts; mix well.
  3. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  4. For frosting, place butter and milk in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; add remaining ingredients and beat well. Carefully spread over warm cake. Cool. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Almond Sheet Cake in Country Extra March 1999, p51

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dollargirl User ID: 939213 69482
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"I make this recipe often. Easy and tasty because I love the almond flavor. In fact I replace the vanilla extract in the frosting with almond extract. BTW I halve the frosting recipe and its still enough to cover the entire sheet cake."

bwilkin User ID: 3339114 32576
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"Very rich but very good. Made mine in a 9x13 pan and it baked up very nicely. Love the hint of almond flavor in the cake. Would taste great even without the icing on it."

labd7 User ID: 5331315 25558
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"Very easy to make, very delicious, my family just loved it."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 32913
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"Easy moist and delicious cake! I think next time I'll sprinkle the top with sliced or slivered almonds."

tinem User ID: 3008258 51641
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"This cake was nice and moist and easy to make."

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