Good Chocolate sheet cake design is combination of great ingredients and art of decorating it. For special moments like Birthdays anniversaries people serve the cake and it is readily available in stores to grab and go with various brands and designs. It is common that people who seek for chocolate sheet cakes request the stores to make for them the designs as desired.
However we can still make it at home. Actually the process is not too difficult to do, however to get best result we might need several times of practices. Numerous recipes are available online where we can pick one or more. The following is one of them.
To make them we need following ingredients: 2 cups sugar , 2 cups all-purpose flour , 1 teaspoon baking soda. 1/2 cup butter, cube, 1/2 teaspoon salt , 1/4 cup baking cocoa , 1 cup water. 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract . For Icing we need 1/2 cup butter, cubed, 1/4 cup baking cocoa, 1/3 cup milk, 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 cup chopped walnuts
As these ingredients ready we can start the process. First, combine 2 cups sugar, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda and ½ cup butter in a bowl while in a small sauce pan boil butter, cocoa and water and immediately remove from the heat. Next add to dry ingredients and mix well. Beat eggs in a small bowl and add vanilla and buttermilk (mix them well and stir into cocoa mixture). The mixture then is poured into greased 15-in x 10-in x 1-in baking pan.
Bake them at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted at centers comes out clean. Meanwhile boil cocoa, milk and butter in a sauce pan, stirring constantly. Next remove from the heat, add vanilla and sugar and mix well. Spread them over hot cake and immediately sprinkle with nuts. The last step is cooling them completely on a wire rack. This recipe results in 16 to 20 servings depending on sizes.