In honor of today being Chocolate Day,
I'm posting the best recipe I know:
my mom's chocolate sheet cake recipe.
Love you mom, and love your cake!!
Chocolate Sheet Cake
with fudge frosting:
Mix the following, & set bowl aside:
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbs. cinnamon
1 tsp. soda
2 tsp. vanilla
Bring the following to a boil, remove from stove,
then mix it with bowl you set aside:
1 stick butter
1/4 cup shortening
4 tbs. Hershey's cocoa
1 cup brewed coffee (or water)
Pour into sheet cake/jelly roll pan and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
While the cake is baking, make the fudge frosting:
Bring the following ingredients to a boil:
1 stick butter
5 tbs. brewed coffee (or milk)
1/4 cup cocoa
Mix in the following ingredients, & pour over warm cake:
one pound powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Yummy! Enjoy with a cup of strong coffee!
Several years ago I asked my mom for some of her original hand-written recipes; the same recipe card she used when teaching me how to make this cake is posted below:
About eight years ago I started having my mom re-write some of our favorite family recipes for me because some of the recipe cards were written in the 1970's and had faded. I took pictures of the finished product. It is a work in progress: a family cookbook of pictures and our favorite recipes!
A few other great places to find ideas to celebrate special chocolate days:
The Squidoo website listed the following July chocolate holidays:
- July 3: National Chocolate Wafer Day
- July 7: Chocolate Day
- July 8: National Chocolate with Almonds Day
- July 25: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
- July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day
Grab some chocolate & celebrate!