triple chocolate sheet cake recipe

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sheet cake

homemade triple chocolate sheet cake

This chocolate sheet cake recipe has a few steps, but it is super delicious and your family and friends will love it.  Having 3 different kinds of chocolate, kinda makes it worth it too.

We start making the frosting half way through the cooking process, so it’s ready when it comes out of the oven.

Ingredients:

 Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
2 sticks butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs (beaten)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (I use milk chocolate)

Frosting
1 stick butter
4 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 3/4 cups powder sugar
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Related: delicious peanut butter chocolate cookies

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

For chocolate sheet cake:

In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda and mix together and set aside.
In a pan, melt the butter,then add the cocoa powder and water and bring to a boil.
Take the butter/cocoa mix and mix into the bowl with the flour and mix together thoroughly.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs and the vanilla add the buttermilk (buttermilk can be made by adding a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar into milk and letting it sit for a minute).
Add the small bowl mix into the larger bowl mix and incorporate together well.
Add the chocolate chips and mix well.
Take a a sheet pan and spray with cooking spray.
Place a cookie sheet under the pan if it is not sturdy (or disposable)
Pour the batter into the sheet and use a spatula to spread it out evenly.

homemade chocolate sheet cake
Place into the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, until testing with a toothpick comes out clean.
Once done baking, remove from heat and when the cake it warm, pour the frosting all over the cake. Spread it out evenly and allow to cool slightly.

to make chocolate frosting
In a pan, melt the butter.
Add the cocoa powder and milk and bring to a boil for 30 seconds.
Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and mix.
Add in the powder sugar. (I recommend sifting the powder sugar so you don’t get lumps)
Stir until incorporated.
Pour onto the cake and spread out with a spatula until evenly all over the cake.
Sprinkle the mini chips on the cake and allow to cool.


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