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Old Fashioned Chocolate Sheet Cake

This moist, chocolate sheet cake is easy to make for birthdays, potlucks, and any time you want a quick dessert. Dark chocolate cake is topped with a light, whipped chocolate frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Amercian Heritage
Keyword beginner recipes, birthday cake, chocolate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 556kcal
Author Marye Audet

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder I used Hershey's extra dark
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream

Frosting

  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1 package chocolate instant pudding mix 4 serving size
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Grease and dust with cocoa a 13x9-inch pan and set aside.
  • Combine the cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes
  • Add egg, one at a time, and beat well after each.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • With mixer on low blend in 1/3 of the flour mixture.
  • Add 1/2 the sour cream.
  • Blend in 1/3 of the flour mixture.
  • Add the rest of the sour cream.
  • Stir in the remaining flour mixture.
  • Spoon into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until done.
  • Cool.

Frosting

  • Add the cream, pudding mix, and powdered sugar to the bowl of a mixer.
  • Whip until light and fluffy.
  • Spread thickly on cooled cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1490IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1.7mg