Chocolate Cookie Sheet Cake

Although, really, it’s more like a brownie-cake. I have that on pretty good authority.

Remember Faye Minor Magill? Another take on this recipe appeared in her column in the April 8, 1972 edition of the (Washington, Pennsylvania) Observer-Reporter:

Cook Book Capers
with Faye Minor Magill

Chocolate Cookie Sheet Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 regular sticks margarine (1 cup)
1 cup water
3 tablespoons regular cocoa
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup dairy buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda, level
1 teaspoon vanilla

A very popular Texas cake with texture between cake and fudge brownies. Sift flour; measure; resift with sugar and salt; set aside. In saucepan, mix 1 cup regular margarine, water, and cocoa (4-tablespoons or 1/4 cup can be used for a stronger chocolate flavor); bring to a rolling boil and set aside a few minutes, then pour over dry ingredients and blend. In a third bowl; beat eggs, soda mixed in the buttermilk, and vanilla. Add to mixture and mix well. Turn into well-greased and flour-dusted jelly roll pan, 15x2x1 inch. Bake in preheated oven 350 degrees, about 20 minutes or until cake tester inserted comes out clean. You can begin to make the icing the last five minutes the cake is baking as the frosting is added when cake is removed from the oven while hot. Will serve 24 to 48 servings for a party.

Chocolate Icing

1/2 cup regular margarine (1 stick)
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
1 box sifted confectioners’ sugar, about
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Mix margarine, cocoa, and milk in saucepan. Heat over low heat until margarine is melted. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from the heat; add confections’ sugar, nuts and vanilla. Beat mixture well until a nice consistency for spreading on top of cake. Serve from the pan. Foil-cover pan to keep them fresh.

From the box of C.C. from Ceres, California.

Chocolate Cookie Sheet Cake

In one small bowl mix:

  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt

In saucepan mix:

  • 1 c. water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 5 Tbsp. cocoa or 1 square chocolate
  1. Bring water and oil and cocoa and butter to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Pour over flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Add 2 eggs alternately, beat well after adding each egg.
  5. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 c. buttermilk to which 1 tsp. soda has been added.
  6. Bake at 350 deg. for 20 to 25 minutes.

Icing for Cake

Bring to a boil:

  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 6 Tbsp. milk
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa

Add to mixture:

  • 1 box of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. walnuts

Pour over cake as soon as it is removed from oven.

Recipe of Carol Chadwick

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