Mocha Sheet Cake

Mocha Sheet Cake

This cake is unbelievably easy and delicious- it’s moist and sweet and chocolate-y even though it only has cocoa and coffee in it. Actually it has more coffee in it but the cocoa flavor balanced it well. The recipe below is adapted from the famous texas sheet cake floating on the web..there are so many recipes that are alike from different sites, I tweaked it to suit my small sheet pan and my craving for mocha cake. 8)


Mix the cocoa-coffee mixture to the dry ingredients..


..then pour in the milk-egg  mixture, mix well..


..pour into sheet pan and bake


..then immediately pour the frosting;


sprinkle some roasted chopped pecans


..cut into squares and serve with a smile!  Enjoy!  🙂

Makes one 9×13 sheet pan


Sheet Cake:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
dash of salt
1 Tablespoon cocoa
2 Tablespoons coffee powder
1/4 stick butter or margarine
3/4 cup boiling water or hot strong coffee
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
1 Tablespoon cocoa
3 Tablespoons milk
a drop or two of vanilla extract
2-3 cups powdered sugar

pecans, roasted and chopped for garnish

Here’s How:
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.

In a saucepan, melt butter then add cocoa; stir until well blended. Add hot coffee/ boiling water and coffee powder, bring to a boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir.

Combine evaporated milk and egg, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir well and add mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the icing. Melt butter in a saucepan, add cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir until smooth then pour this over warm cake. Top cake with some chopped pecans or any nuts of your choice

Cut into squares, or just spoon some into a bowl and enjoy! 🙂

♥ Have a nice day!! 🙂 ♥

9 Responses to "Mocha Sheet Cake"

  1. Mary   March 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    This is such a lovely cake. It’s wonderful to have a recipe like this when you have a large number of people to feed. I’d love to have a piece. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

    • Olive   March 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      I agree, Mary! I use a small sheet cake pan and it’s still a LOT. Nice day to you too! 🙂

  2. Mary   March 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Your cake looks wonderful and it would be perfect for a pot luck supper. I’ll wager that this is delicious to taste. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  3. Sophie   March 30, 2011 at 5:46 am

    MMMMMMM,..;Olive! What a divine & truly appetizing cake!

    Kisses from Brussels !!! 🙂

  4. chef_d   March 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Yum, it looks so moist and delicious Olive! Regarding your question about blueberries, I got them from S&R

    • Olive   March 31, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks, Dahlia! 🙂

  5. Bridgett   March 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Oh Olive, you are speaking my language here! This cake looks scrumptious. I fear I wouldn’t be able to stay away from it.

  6. anncoo   March 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Love this easy recipe and the cake looks moist, bookmarking it!

  7. Belinda @zomppa   March 29, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Goodness. Can I PLEASE come over for dessert today?? I’ll be dreaming about it all afternoon.


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