Rich, moist, and super versatile, bake these crowd-friendly chocolate sheet cakes to win over family and friends. Decorate with a rich cream cheese frosting or Chocolate Ganache Glaze.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9-by-13-inch baking pans with cooking spray. Line with parchment, leaving an overhang on long sides. Spray parchment. Flour pans, tapping out excess.

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  • Sift together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix in eggs, buttermilk, water, oil, and vanilla until smooth. Divide batter between pans. Bake, rotating halfway through, until tops of cakes spring back when pressed and a toothpick comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool completely, then lift cakes from pans using parchment. Remove parchment. Cakes can be wrapped in plastic wrap and kept at room temperature 1 day or refrigerated 2 days.

Reviews (4)

52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2018
I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of using dark chocolate cocoa powder. I made it for my grandson's 4th birthday party and just baked two 9 x 13 inch cakes. He wanted toy dinosaur decorations on the top so I used frosting between the two layers and on the top and sides and then put dinosaur decorations on top. Several people asked me to share the recipe and everyone raved about the cake.
Rating: Unrated
06/29/2012
Rating: Unrated
06/23/2012
This recipe is easy but the only problem is.... how do i download or print the stencils for this cake? There's nowhere on your website to do this. Message me the website so that i an do this?
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Rating: Unrated
06/23/2012
This recipe is easy but the only problem is.... how do i download or print the stencils for this cake? There's nowhere on your website to do this. Message me the website so that i an do this?