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Cookie Sheet Chocolate Cake

“A rich, almost brownie like, chocolate cake with milk chocolate icing. This is a family favourite. For years I told everyone this was a family recipe only to find out from my mom she got the recipe from a friend down the street! Well, it’s a family recipe for two generations anyway.”

INGREDIENTS
  • CAKE
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sour milk (add 1 teaspoon vinegar to milk)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ICING
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound icing sugar
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Use ungreased cookie sheet.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cook margarine, water and cocoa over low heat until melted and combined.
  4. Pour over dry ingredients. Beat for 1 minute.
  5. Add sour milk, eggs and vanilla. Beat for 3 minutes.
  6. Spread evenly on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.Frosting
  8. Melt over low heat, margarine and cocoa. Add milk.
  9. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Add icing sugar a little at a time, stirring vigorously, until desired thickness (thick but spreadable).
  10. Pour and spread over cooled cake.

Yield: 24-28 pieces

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