"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Joan's Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Joan's Chocolate Sheet Cake, by , is from Beito-Hegne-Sponhaltz Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Steve Kalvelage
Added: Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake Ingredients:
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate squares
cup water
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
tsp salt
1 cubes butter or cup butter
1 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk


Creamy French Frosting

Ingredients:
2 tbls Water
4 tbls granulated sugar
Mix and boil let cool
2 cups powdered sugar
1 egg
2/3 cup Crisco or butter
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Melt chocolate with water at low heat, set aside. Add baking soda and salt to flour In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla to butter and sugar. Then add eggs one at a time, Add chocolate Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Beat after each addition.

Bake 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees in 9x13 pan

Frosting - Creamy French Frosting - mix with mixer - spread on cake

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 - 16
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom would make this periodically when I was a teenager. She would get annoyed and do the eyebrow thing when I managed to eat 2/3's of the cake within 24 hours.

Mom used crisco for the frosting, I use butter. Suit yourself.

 

 

 

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