Recipe: Chocolate Sheet Cake
Yield: 1 servings
-------------INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE------------------
2 c Sugar 2 c Allpurpose flour 1/2 c Shortening 1 Stick butter 4 tb Cocoa 1 c Water 2 Eggs; slightly beaten 1/2 c Milk 1 ts Baking soda 1 ts Ground cinnamon 1 ts Vanilla extract
-------------INGREDIENTS FOR ICING------------------
1/2 c Butter
6 tb Milk 4 tb Cocoa 1 ts Vanilla extract 1 Box confectioners' sugar; -- (16 ounce) 1 c Nuts; (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and flour. In a saucepan combine and melt together the shortening, butter, cocoa and water. Bring to a boil.
Add the melted ingredients to the sugar and flour. Add the eggs, milk, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla. The batter will be thin. Pour into a lightly greased 11 x 16inch pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
Start making the icing 5 minutes before the cake is done and ice the cake immediately after removing from the oven. To prepare icing, in a saucepan combine the butter, milk and cocoa, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla, confectioners' sugar and nuts. Spread on the cake.
Makes 8 servings.
Note: Elinor Donahue says this recipe has been a family favorite for over 27 years. There are over 14 birthdays a year in her family and this cake is always requested.
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