Sometimes simple is best. This is very true for the chocolate sheet cake from this recipe. For me, it’s the taste of childhood and school cookie sales. I actually used to make it on my own when I was in eighth grade and brought it to school and I was extremely proud of how well it sold.

This chocolate sheet cake uses simple ingredients, is easy to make and is very fool proof. That’s why it’s perfect for those who are just dabbling in baking and is also a good kid-friendly recipe.

There are options for buttercream substitutes in this cake. Sometimes, when I don’t have buttercream at hand, I use low-fat sour cream as the entire liquid base and add a bit of lemon juice.
The frosting is also quite easy to make, but if you want to make your life even more easy, you can substitute it for ganache – just melt some chocolate and mix with cream or milk. You can even pour condensed milk over the cake as frosting.

You can decorate it with  berries or chocolate chips or shavings. I actually really like the variety where I use condensed milk to drench the cake and sprinkle white chocolate shavings on top.

As you can see, there’s a lot you can do with this cake. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a perfect, simple dessert with a tender, moist texture and wonderful, deep chocolatey taste.