August 3, 2016


This yellow cake with chocolate frosting was inspired by my chocolate sheet cake recipe, which I have made since the early 80's.

My recipe for this chocolate sheet cake is in a cookbook that was put together by a local church and sold as a fundraiser.

Those cookbooks have the very best recipes.

I have made this chocolate sheet cake recipe many, many times, and it is a favorite.

This cake is made in a jelly roll pan; so, it serves a lot of people.
Confession:  I like yellow cake better than chocolate cake.  For me chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is almost overkill; whereas, yellow cake with chocolate frosting (the fudgy kind) is the perfect combination.

Call me crazy, but it reminds me of a chocolate chip cookie!

I made this cake for a birthday party.

It was a light, moist cake with decadent, delicious fudgy frosting.

Try it.  I promise, you won't be disappointed.

Yellow Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup of whole milk, room temperature
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Grease and flour a jelly roll pan

Whisk flour, baking soda in a bowl and salt together.  Set aside.
Cream butter with a stand mixer or hand-held mixer on high speed for approximately one minute.

Add the sugar and beat for three minutes.  Scrape sides with a spatula, as needed.

Beat two eggs and stir into 1/2 cup of buttermilk.  Add to butter and sugar mixture in two additions until mixed.  Beat in the milk and vanilla extract.  (Scraping down sides and bottom of bowl, as needed).

Mix in the dry ingredients on low speed in two batches.

Spread batter into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Cool cake completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

1/2 cup of unsalted butter (1 stick), softened to room temperature
4 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
4 tablespoons of cocoa sifted with powdered sugar
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
4 tablespoons of Half and Half

Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, whip the butter until smooth.  Add in the powdered sugar in small batches.  Add in salt, vanilla and Half and Half until smooth and creamy.  

Frost cake and add sprinkles.

Serve to family and friends!!

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