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Frosted Chocolate Sheet Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

20 servings

Nothing is as wonderful as a homemade chocolate cake. It is fancy enough to serve to guests and will be sure to impress them.—Mary Lewis, Escondido, California

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat in chocolate until combined.
  2. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a small saucepan, bring cocoa and milk to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla until butter is melted. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Drizzle over cake and spread quickly. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 388 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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