Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Batter:.
  2. Put margarine (or butter), water and cocoa in a large pan and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and add the rest of the batter ingredients.
  4. Mix with electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Pour into an 11 x 16 x 1.5-inch jelly roll pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  7. Frosting:.
  8. Bring margarine (or butter), cocoa, and milk to a boil.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners' sugar and nuts.
  10. Add vanilla.
  11. Pour on cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Most Helpful

Great recipe! Have made this one several times and it always turns out moist and delicious. The only change I make is to add 1 teaspoonful of cinnamon to the cake batter and I add 1 teaspoonful of instant coffee or espresso powder to the icing. It's also a quick, easy cake to stir up.

PsychRN July 03, 2010

This was like chocolate heaven! Very, very good and easy to make. I used a 9x13 in glass pan and it took 32 min for the cake to be completely done. Thanks for sharing!

SuperSam November 08, 2009

This is an absolutely wonderful cake. I received the recipe from my co-worker as it is a favorite at work. We bake it in a 9X13" pan but that is the only difference. It is so easy and the cake is moist and stays moist for days. I highly recommend this one for all you chocolate fiends like me.

Kathy Berliner May 13, 2002