Chocolate sheet cake

Chocolate sheet cake

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  • 8 - 12
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • 30 minutes


  • 400 g sugar
  • 240 g flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1½ t bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ t salt
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 2 t granulated coffee
  • 1 Cup hot water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 t vanilla essence
  • For the icing:
  • 150 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped and melted
  • 1 x 385 g can condensed milk

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 30 cm baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

3. Stir the coffee into the hot water until dissolved. Add the milk and whisk. Combine the wet ingredients.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix to combine.

5. Pour the batter into the baking tray and bake for 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool.

6. To make the icing, mix the chocolate and condensed milk. Alternatively, decorate with whipped cream, salted caramel, chocolate shavings or fresh berries and a dusting of icing sugar.

Cook’s note: You can also divide the batter between 2 round cake tins and bake for 20–25 minutes.

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Jacqueline Burgess Recipe by: Jacqueline Burgess
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Food stylist Jacqueline Burgess has been working with TASTE for the past six years. She loves coming up with wholesome recipes – whether low and slow or fast 'n fresh.

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    Puleng Mohube
    November 4, 2020

    How much milk does one add? It’s not on the list of ingredients but is in the method

    1. Annzra Denita
      November 16, 2020

      Hi Puleng, Thank you for catching this. We have now updated the recipe. You add 1 cup of milk. Best, Annzra – Digital Editor