Dessert | June 30, 2017

Scotch Chocolate Cake

This cake is, oh boy, this cake is, SO GOOD. This scotch chocolate cake is one I can crave all year long. But I seem to especially crave it during the summer months. It’s the perfect potluck dessert.

Side shot of a Scotch Chocolate Cake in a tray

don’t think I have ever made this cake and come home with left overs. Which, while is a huge compliment to the cake itself, it’s kind of depressing for one who might like a little leftover cake :)  On several occasions guests will just “take a small piece,” cause ya know, they are “not a cake person” and end up eating two or three fairly large slices.

Two white plates with slices of Scotch Chocolate Cake with forks

Unlike most chocolate cake recipes this one calls for you to use your stove-top! Both for the batter and the icing. Don’t worry, it really isn’t complicating things, or making it take any longer than any other cake from scratch. In fact, every time I make this cake I’m surprised at how fast and easy it all goes.

Ingredients and equipment for a Scotch Chocolate Cake on a marble surface

I also love that this cake bakes in 20 minutes! aaaand you ice it while its HOT! You don’t need hours and hours, and no cooling time required. It’s the perfect dessert to make when you are in a pinch on time.

A Scotch Chocolate Cake batter in a white tray


The Icing

One of my favorite parts of this scotch chocolate cake is the icing. The icing on this cake is unique!  I love that this cake isn’t weighed down by thick heavy buttercream. You cook it on the stove-top- mixing in the powder sugar with melted butter . Heat it up and pour it over. It creates a beautiful even sheen, and even a little tiny crackling.

A slice of Scotch Chocolate Cake on a white plate

I’m still completely obsessed with this enameled jelly roll pan! I’ve been testing it out on all sorts of recipes and it bakes awesome! As well as its beautiful AND cleans up like a dream. seriously, a wonderful dream.

Scotch Chocolate Cake on a tray with chocolate icing pouring on top from a bowl

I love the spices and how fluffy this scotch chocolate cake is. It’s not too rich and just right it every way. If you’re looking for some other amazing sheet cake recipes try Kadee’s Raspberry Sour Cream Sheet Cake. Or if you want the traditional Texas Sheet cake– we have that too!

5 from 1 vote
Scotch Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This chocolate sheet cake pan is the ultimate recipe! Scotch chocolate cake is creamy, fluffy with a blend of perfect spices. Take it to your next party!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake, scotch cake
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 344 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp.salt
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 4 T cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup marg. or butter
  • 4 T cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and soda in large bowl and set aside. In saucepan bring marg, cocoa, and water to boil and pour over flour-sugar mix. Stir in eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Pour into large thin cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20-30 min. Make sure you start checking it at 20 minutes.
  1. In sauce pan bring marg, cocoa, and milk to a boil and remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and beat until creamy. Add vanilla. Ice while hot.
Nutrition Facts
Scotch Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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