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Simple Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe



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 we’re 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 of 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
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Patricia
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Serves: 1 cake

Simple Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

  • Author: Cullys Kitchen


  • A ¾ cup of 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)


  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 a wire rack for at least 1 hour before frosting.

Adapted from Baking Illustrated


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