Gram’s Chocolate Sheet Cake

Kristi Winters
Hutchinson, KS

2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 stick butter
1/2 c. shortening
3 T. baking cocoa
1 c. water
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 400°.  Sift together sugar and flour and set aside.  Bring butter, cocoa, shortening and water to a boil, cool. Add sugar/flour mixture.  Beat in buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and soda.  Mix with a mixer.  Pour into greased and floured sheet pan.  Bake for 20 minutes.

Frosting:
1 stick butter
3 T. cocoa
4-6 T. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. box powdered sugar

While cake is baking, make the frosting.  Melt together the butter, cocoa and milk.  Add vanilla and enough of the powdered sugar to make a runny consistency, about one pound.  Frost cake as soon as it come from the oven.

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