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Chocolate Almond Sheet Cake

 Chocolate Almond Sheet Cake
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.
16-20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a saucepan, bring the butter, water and cocoa to boil over medium
  • heat. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat
  • in cocoa mixture. Add the eggs, buttermilk and extracts; mix well.

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Chocolate Almond Sheet Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 324 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 252 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.