Simple Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

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This Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe is quick and simple to put together and is super-rich in chocolate.

With several birthdays taking place within a month I needed a cake recipe that wouldn’t take up a lot of my time. My thinking was “well were all adults so a basic sheet cake should at least do the trick.” This sheet cake turned out to be a pleasant surprise, served with a couple scoops of ice cream, it was delicious.

If you’re in the mood for cake give this Simple Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe a try; it’s quick and simple to put together, and your family will love it.

Simple Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 cake
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate (shaved-I used mini chocolate chips for this)
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • I teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Frosting of your choice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Shift the cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl; whisk to combine.
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  4. Place the chocolate and butter into a microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 2 minutes at 50% power. Stir the chocolate butter mixture with a spoon until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
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  6. In a large size bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar. Add the butter milk and mix until smooth.
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  8. Mix in the chocolate mixture until well combined and then add the dry ingredients; mix until batter is smooth and glossy.
  9. Pour the batter into a 13 x 9 baking pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
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  11. Bake for 40 minutes and a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Cool on wire rack for at least 1 hour before frosting.

Adapted from Baking Illustrated

 

Deep Dark Mocha Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Deep Dark Mocha Chocolate Cake Recipe
Deep Dark Chocolate. Rich and moist. This has to be one of the best. A very simple recipe with a rich chocolate flavor. Once you try this recipe you will never buy a boxed chocolate cake mix again. Bake this for the Holidays. Use your favorite frosting and colored sprinkles. This Deep Dark Mocha Chocolate Cake recipe is guaranteed to be a hit.

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Deep Dark Mocha Chocolate Cake Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 cake
Ingredients
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup black coffee
  • ½ cup canola oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch pans.
  3. In large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla, beat on medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour into prepared pans.
  6. Bake 30-35 minutes. Insert a table knife into the center. When it comes out clean the cakes are done.
  7. Cool thoroughly before frosting. .
  8. Frost with your favorite frosting.

 

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