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THE BEST CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE EVER

Written By SONALI SETH on Saturday, 2 August 2014 | Saturday, August 02, 2014


CAKE
• 2 cups sugar 
• 2 cups all-purpose flour 
• 1/2 cup butter 
• 1 cup water 
• 1/2 cup shortening 


• 1/4 cup cocoa 
• 1/2 cup sour cream 
• 2 eggs, beaten 
• 1 teaspoon baking soda 
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
• 1 teaspoon vanilla 
ICING
• 1/2 cup butter 
• 1/4 cup cocoa 
• 6 tablespoons milk 
• 1 box powdered sugar (small box) 
• 1 teaspoon vanilla 
• 1 cup chopped pecans 
Directions  
For cake: Mix sugar and flour in a large bowl. 
Combine butter, water, shortening, and cocoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. 
Pour cocoa mixture over the sugar and flour; stir well. 
Add sour cream, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, and vanilla; mix well. 
Pour into a greased 11x16-inch oblong cake pan. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. 
 
For icing: Mix butter, cocoa, and milk in saucepan and bring to boil. 
Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat well with mixer. 
Stir in nuts. 
Spread on cake while warm.
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