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Chocolate Sheet Cake


  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla
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  • buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 lb. confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (opt.)


Combine 1 stick margarine, 1/4 cup cocoa, 1 cup water and oil in saucepan. Boil for 1 minute. Mix flour, sugar and soda together in large bowl. Pour cocoa mixture over dry ingredients, mixing well. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup butter milk and eggs, mixing well. Pour into large greased baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Combine remaining 1 stick margarine, 1/4 cup cocoa and 1/3 cup buttermilk in large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. add confectioners' sugar, salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and nuts, mixing well. Frost cake and cut into squares.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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September 16, 20080 found this helpful

This is especially good if you frost it while the cake is still hot.

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March 12, 20090 found this helpful

This is the only kind of chocolate cake my kids let me make anymore. It's the best I've ever tasted. I always pour the frosting over a still-warm cake. It doesn't last long in my house :-).

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