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12/23/2011

Grandma Bonnie's Chocolate Sheet Cake

In memory of my sweet Grandma...

Chocolate Sheet Cake 

2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
1 stick butter/margerine
1 c. water

4 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda


*Mix flour and sugar in a bowl.
*Bring oil, butter, water and cocoa to a boil. Add it to flour mix.
*Add in eggs, vanilla and milk.
*Mix well and pour into jelly roll pan.
*Bake @ 375* for 20 minutes or more until toothpick comes out clean


Icing:


1 stick butter
4 Tbsp. cocoa
6 Tbsp. milk
1 box powder sugar (4 cups)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. nuts - chopped *optional*


*Bring butter, cocoa and milk to boil.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla and nuts.
*Pour over cake while cake is still warm.  (This was always the tricky part to getting the icing to come out smooth and pretty.  Inevitably it's the part that I have failed at on more than one occasion.)


*Meghan