The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Today, I thought I’d share a recipe that is a family favorite (we seriously make it ALL the time!!)

I seriously think it’s The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake EVER. If you don’t believe me, just try it. I promise it will not disappoint. It also makes a lot, which is nice if you’re taking it to an event.

The BEST Buttermilk Sheet Cake recipe { }

And even though I really don’t like this word – it’s SO moist. I seriously can never eat just one piece!! Here’s the recipe:

The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup Hershey cocoa
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot water
  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add eggs, oil, buttermilk, hot water. Mix all together and pour into jelly roll pan.
  3. Bake at 350-375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. FROSTING: Cook in pan - Melt 1 cube butter, 2 level teaspoons of cocoa, 4-6 tablespoons of milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 box of powdered sugar. Mix and spread over warm cake.

NOTE: What’s great too is that if you’re out of buttermilk, we just use regular milk with a tsp. of lemon juice. It does just the trick, and you’d never be able to tell that you didn’t use buttermilk. Sweet!


Buttermilk Sheet Cake recipe { }


Delicious Buttermilk Sheet Cake - our favorite recipe!

And in case you’re looking for a yummy white sheet cake version, be sure to check out this recipe. It’s also a family favorite. If you love Almond Extract like I do, then you will LOVEEEE this cake!


White Texas Sheetcake

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  1. 1

    YUM! That cake does look de-LISH! I am going to try that this week. Thanks!

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  3. 3

    I love your site! I am gonna make that cake tonight! YUMMAY! my mouth is watering!

  4. 4

    That cake looks seriously amazing. I have a major sweet tooth and will be baking it soon!

  5. 5

    I love your blog so much! yesterday was my birthday and I am going to make myself that cake today! Thanks!

  6. 6

    Thanks again for this. I keep coming back to your site for this recipe.

  7. 7

    Your site is lovely!. I tried the choco. sheet cake it was fab! My family loved it. thank you for sharing the recipe.Please visit my site when you are free.

  8. 8

    How much butter is a “cube” for the frosting? Thanks!

  9. 10

    Just wondering if 3 tsps baking soda is a lot in ratio 2 cups of flour?

  10. 11

    the white chocolate sheet cake sounds yummie! can you use buttermilk to make this cake?

    • 12

      Yes, the recipe calls for buttermilk, but if you don’t have buttermillk you can use milk + 1 tsp. lemon juice – works great too. :)

  11. 13

    How many cups is a box of powdered sugar? They don’t sell “boxes of powdered sugar” in my area of Canada and I want to get the correct consistency.

  12. 15

    what is a jelly roll pan?

  13. 17

    I made this cake the other day, and I must say it was REALLY GOOD. It was soft and tasty. Will make it again. Thanks.

  14. 19

    Can’t wait to try this – will probably halve the recipe for enjoying at home

  15. 20

    On the chocolate sheet cake recipe…..I was reading how to make the icing. What is one “cube” of butter? Is that a stick (1/2 cup)?


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