Dessert | August 27, 2019

Scotch Chocolate Sheet Cake

This cake is SO GOOD. This scotch chocolate sheet cake is one I crave all year long. Seriously. Fluffy cinnamony chocolate cake, creamy smooth frosting. It’s theBEST combination.
chocolate cake in a sheet pan


Although it may look similar to a texas sheet cake it differs in the spices and the frosting. But still has a delicious fluffy decadent presence. Perfect for parties, potlucks, summer afternoons or just in need of the perfect dessert.
squares of chocolate sheet cake


STEP ONE: Begin by adding your dry ingredients in altogether.
dry ingredients for batter
STEP TWO: In a small sauce pan add your butter, cocoa, water together a bring to a boil.
melting butter and ingredients to add to batter
STEP THREE: Combine wet and dry ingredients together!
Ingredients and equipment for a Scotch Chocolate Cake on a marble surface
STEP 4: Pour into a sheet pan and bake!

PRO TIP: I love to line my sheet pans with parchment paper and spray the sides with non-stick spray. This helps so much when serving. 


A sheet cake pan differs from a cookie sheet in that it has sides that curve up. although, you can totally use a sheet cake pan to make cookies in there is a difference! A standard full sheet cake pan is  = 18 x 24 x 2 inches.
Scotch chocolate cake


The best thing about this cake is you can frost it while its still warm! Since the frosting is warm- going on warm cake as it cools it creates a light shell. Being able to frost it while its warm also majorly cuts back on time in the kitchen. So besides mixing/baking it, its done in about 30 minutes tops!
STEP ONE: Start by melting and bringing your ingredients to a boil.
steps for making frosting
STEP TWO: RAPIDLY whisk your powder sugar into the chocolate. Pour over your cake.
Scotch chocolate cake

PRO TIP: for clump-less frosting sift it first!

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.

If you want to save these, or make it ahead of your event you totally can. Just either store it in an air tight container or cover your sheet pan with plastic wrap securely.

chocolate sheet cake stacked

I’m 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.


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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!


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squares of chocolate sheet cake
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 sheet cake recipe is creamy, fluffy with a blend of perfect spices. Take it to your next party!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate sheet cake, scotch cake
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 345 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 TBS cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup 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 butter, 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.
Recipe Notes

For smoother frosting sift powder sugar and whisk rapidly while pouring into cooked ingredients. 

Nutrition Facts
Scotch Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 217mg9%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 516IU10%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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