Recipe by KIMLAMB9999
"Good old fashioned chocolate cake with homemade chocolate frosting. A family favorite for many many years."
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unsweetened cocoa powder
sifted confectioners' sugar
This recipe has been around in our family for about 80 years and is certainly a family favorite--especially mine! It's very moist and chocolatey! A couple of things to consider: 1) it's a great cake even without the salt, shortening, and cinnamon; 2) for an extra special treat-add Nestle's chocolate chips to the batter...they work their way to the bottom and are a great chocolatey treat when you eat; 3) the frosting is great with pecans or walnuts and is much easier to work with if you put it on while both the frosting and the cake are still warm. You'll love this recipe...it's really delicious!
this was very dry.i should have known better then to use a recipe calling for unsweetened cocoa,using bars of unsweetened chocolate works much better.it didnt have much of a chocolate taste.the frosting calls for way too much sugar.
7.14.10 This is the second best MEDIUM chocolate cake. It's a close second to Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. This has a thin batter so doesn't round too much.
Very moist cake! I added some chocolate chips to make it more "chocolatety".
Really good. I used butter instead of margarine. Some chopped walnuts in the icing would be good, too.
Just made this for my son's 9th birthday. He is a chocolate lover and he and his friends ate until the last bite and asked for more. Said it was the best chocolate cake ever!
This is the best! Can't miss. I've had this recipe for 20 years and still the favorite. I use walnuts or pecans in the icing, and sometimes omit the cinnamon. I usually use a 9x13 pan. Try it, you will receive raves.
Thanks Kim for listing...I'm out of town and needed this recipe. Saved me a long distance call.
Very good basic chocolate cake that everyone loves and is easy to make. It is the perfect birthday cake for a large crowd, not to mention that a scoop of vanilla icecream fits right on top!. I do have to say that when I read some of the other reviews that say it is tasteless, dry etc.etc. and not just this recipe but others as well, I ask you this question... are your ingredients fresh? 2 year old cinnamon and old baking chocolate lose their flavor. Also shortening, and vegetable oil that has been sitting in the back of a pantry for a long time gets rancid. So check those spices for freshness and I am sure you will have better results with the wonderful recipes on this website.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Sheet Cake I
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 604
** Calories from Fat: 231
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