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Famous Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe


Have you heard about our Famous Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake that spans decades of summer camp?  For the holiday season we wanted to share the recipe with all!  We hope you enjoy!



Chocolate Sheet Cake – serves 180

4 lbs. butter or margarine
4 c. water
3 c. cocoa
16 c. flour
16 c. sugar
8 tsp. baking soda
8 tsp. cinnamon
16 eggs
4 c. buttermilk
8 tsp. vanilla

Bring to boil butter, water and cocoa in a heavy sauce pan.  Pour over flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon.  Mix well.  Do not beat.  Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.  Mix well.  Pour into greased and flour pans.  Back for 20 minutes at 400°.  Make frosting while cake is baking.


2 lbs. butter
32 T. milk or 1 tall can evaporated milk
8 T. cocoa
8 lbs. powdered sugar
8 tsp. vanilla

Bring to a boil butter, milk and cocoa in a heavy sauce pan.  Add powdered sugar.  Beat well.  Add vanilla.  Mix.  Frost cake immediately.



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