Chocolate Sheet Cake


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
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  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 2 slightly beaten eggs

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 5 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla


Mix and set aside flour, sugar and soda. Bring to a boil in saucepan; cocoa, margarine, water and oil, stirring constantly. Add to flour mixture. Pour vinegar into milk and wait until it starts to curdle. Add to batter. Add eggs and vanilla and beat. Batter will be runny. Pour on greased cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees F.

For Frosting: Bring to a boil: cocoa, margarine and milk. Remove. Add vanilla and powdered sugar.

By Robin from Washington, IA

April 28, 20100 found this helpful

I have found that the best pan to bake this in is a jelly roll pan 10" by 13" just make sure your pan has sides.

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Easy homemade cake that tastes great.



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 5 Tbsp. milk
  • Powdered Sugar


Sift flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, mix margarine, water and cocoa together. Bring to a rapid boil and pour over sugar and flour. Mix well with a electric mixer. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla; mix well and pour into greased and floured 18x12-inch sheet pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.


For icing, in small saucepan, combine margarine, cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil, remove from heat. Add enough powdered sugar to get a smooth icing texture. Ice cake while hot.

Servings: 15
Time:15 Minutes Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Family recipe

By trixie118 from Turbotville, PA

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp. Cocoa
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 lb. Oleo (margarine)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs

Mix as for ordinary cake then frost while hot with the following:


  • 1/4 lb. Oleo (margarine)
  • 3 Tbsp. Cocoa
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 Tbsp. Milk

By Trudy from Springfield, IL

Editor's Note: Sheet cakes are generally made in a standard 9x13 inch baking pan.

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