Chocolate Sheet Cake
Rich, sweet chocolate sheet cake is a classic dessert, easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd.


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar and salt. In a medium saucepan, bring the margarine or butter, water and cocoa to a boil. Pour over flour/sugar mixture.
  3. Mix together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk and vanilla. Add in the cocoa mixture. Mix well.
  4. Grease and flour a shallow (15 ½-by-10-by-1-inch) cake pan. Pour batter into pan.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Start preparing the icing during the last 5 minutes the cake is baking. In a saucepan, mix margarine, cocoa and milk. Warm over low heat, but do not boil. Remove from heat and pour into mixer. Add powdered sugar, chopped pecans and vanilla. Mix well. Frost sheet cake as soon as it is removed from the oven.

Tips & Notes

Per serving: 389 calories, 23.8 g fat, 248 mg sodium, 3.9 g protein, 2.4 g dietary fiber


  1. Chocolate Sheet cake does not have amount of baking soda to use, looks very good and I would like to make.

  2. Hi Frances,

    Thanks for pointing this out! You’re absolutely correct, looks like we forgot to put the amount here. This recipe calls for 1 teaspoon baking soda, and we’ve adjusted the recipe. Thanks again!

    Rachel Bertone
    editor, Farm Flavor


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