PW’s Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks butter
5 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
1 cup HOT water

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda
  3. Melt butter and whisk in the cocoa powder, add HOT water, whisk until combined
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture, stir until just combined
  5. When mixture reaches room temperature, add in egg mixture and stir until combined
  6. Pour mixture into 2, 8×8 pans, and bake for 35 minutes, or until a tooth pick in the middle comes out mostly clean
  7. Pour icing (recipe below) onto slightly cooled cakes


1 ¾ sticks unsalted butter
4 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

  1. Melt the butter, and stir in the cocoa powder
  2. Stir in the milk and vanilla, until combined
  3. Stir in the powdered sugar
  4. Pour over slightly cooled cakes

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