This easy sheet pan chocolate cake is the BEST chocolate cake recipe and the perfect dessert for any celebration or just because you are craving chocolate:)
Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod
4.67 from 9 votes
Prep Time 25mins
Cook Time 25mins
Total Time 50mins
For the chocolate cake:
1cupunsalted Tillamook Butter
1/3cupunsweetened cocoa powder
2cupsKroger all-purpose flour
1 3/4cupsKroger granulated sugar
1 1/2teaspoonsbaking soda
2large eggsat room temperature
1/2cupTillamook Sour Creamat room temperature
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
For the chocolate sour cream frosting:
3cupsKroger powdered sugar
1/2cupunsweetened cocoa powder or Dutch process cocoa
1/2cupunsalted Tillamook butter
1/2cupTillamook Sour Cream
Kroger rainbow sprinklesfor decorating, optional
For the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine the butter, water, cocoa powder, and salt and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring with a spatula, just until melted and combined. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking soda. Add half of the melted butter cocoa mixture and whisk until completely blended. The mixture will be thick. Add the remaining butter mixture and stir until combined.
Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until completely blended. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting: In a large bowl, sift together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the sifted powdered sugar and cocoa, sour cream, vanilla, and salt. Beat until frosting is smooth, about 3 minutes. If you need to scrape down the sides, do so, and mix again.
Frost the cooled chocolate cake with the chocolate sour cream frosting. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Cut cake into squares and serve.