CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE WITH AN EASY 1 MINUTE FROSTING RECIPE!




The pictures for the chocolate sheet cake just doesn't do justice to how this cake tastes. Moreover, I made this cake late in the evening so was unable to take pictures due to inadequate lighting. So I took it the next morning straight from the refrigerator......sigh! Yep! you can guess my impatience to get this amazing recipe quickly over to you guys!

This recipe tastes very 'homemade'. It will take you down memory lane..............probably will remind you of the cake your best friend's mum used to bake when you were younger............but of course better :D
They are absolutely soft and moist and perfect for kids. 

These sheet cakes might not be very fancy looking, but they are perfect for Friday night dessert cravings and to feed the entire family. The frosting literally takes a minute to come together. Please do do do try it out and don't forget to thank me  ;)





INGREDIENTS:
sugar - 1 and a half cups
flour - 1 and 3/4 cups 
cocoa powder - 3/4 cup
baking powder - 1 and 1/2 tsps
baking soda - 2 tsps
salt - 1/2 tsp
eggs,beaten - 2
milk - 1 cup
vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
vanilla essence - 1 tsp
boiling water - 1 cup +1 tbsp coffee powder (coffee powder is optional)

for the frosting:
milk - 1/3 cup
sugar - 1 and 1/4 cups
salted butter - 1/3 cup
vanilla essence - 1 tsp
semi - sweet chocolate chips - 1 cup

PROCESS:
  • Pre- heat the oven at 180 degrees. Line a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper, grease and keep it ready.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer (if you are using one) add the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Just give it a quick mix with a spatula.
  • With the mixer on medium speed, beat in the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla for a minute or two.You can even use a hand mixer. n
  • Next, add in the boiling coffee and mix again. The batter will look extremely liquid. But don't worry. That's how it is. 
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for about 30-35 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.
  • Now make the frosting, and pour over the cooled cake.
To make the frosting:
  • In a saucepan, add the butter, milk and sugar. Now on medium heat, keep stirring for about 45 secs till its completely melted.
  • Remove from the flame and add the vanilla essence and the chocolate chips. Stir well till the chocolate has melted. 
  • Quickly pour over the cake and spread it. let it cool before cutting.

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