Grandma Mary's Chocolate Cake

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Emma9551

This texas sheet cake has been in the family for years! Always moist and rich, and usually gone in a day, this cake will stay in my recipe books forever.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, blend sugar, flour, and salt.
  3. In 1 quart saucepan, combine water, butter, and cocoa, stirring to bring to a boil. Slowly pour over dry ingredients, beating well.
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla, beating well.
  5. Pour into a 9x13 pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
  6. While still warm, ice with frosting and let cool.
  8. Heat butter, milk and cocoa to a boil then cool slightly. Add vanilla extract.
  9. Gradually add powdered sugar; add more milk as needed for consistency (should be thick).
  10. *Do this while cake is baking so it will be ready when the cake is still warm.

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