Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup margarine or butter
2 tablespoons powdered cocoa
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, sugar and salt in large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Combine water, butter and cocoa in medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a rolling boil, stirring often. Pour chocolate mixture over flour mixture and stir well. Let cool slightly.

Add eggs, one at a time mixing well after each addition. Stir in buttermilk, soda and vanilla. Mix well and pour into a greased 11x17-inch baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes.

Yield: 25 -30 servings.

While cake is baking, prepare icing. Pour icing over hot cake as soon as it comes from the oven.

Chocolate Icing

1/2 cup margarine or butter
6 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons powdered cocoa

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