Century-Style Chocolate Sheet Cake

Serves: 20
Total Calories: 372
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2 sticks butter
1 cup water
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk

1 stick butter
6 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 (1-pound) box powdered sugar
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 375°. Combine butter, water, and cocoa in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; immediately remove from heat. Stir in flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix thoroughly. Add eggs and buttermilk; stir. Pour into a greased jellyroll pan. Bake 20 minutes.

For Icing:
Melt butter in a saucepan. Mix in milk, cocoa, powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla. Pour Icing over Cake while still hot. Spread Icing evenly, and sprinkle with pecans.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 20
Total Calories: 372
Calories from Fat: 157

This Century-Style Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe is from the Recipe Hall of Fame Guilty Pleasures Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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