Chocolate Spice Cake

This is without a doubt, the best chocolate sheet cake. Ever! Ok, maybe I’m a little partial because it’s my grandmother’s secret recipe.  But I’m not the only one that thinks so.  Our grandparents owned their own BBQ restaurant in the late 70’s and she tells me customers would come by just to purchase a slice of this goodness I BELIEVE her!  The icing is really what makes this cake.  It’s moist beyond imagination, chocolatey and rich. Neat Fact: 100 percent of the time this cake will cause moans and groans from adults and kids… it’s just a weird side effect of awesome.  This is great for potluck, small groups or a picnic dessert and feeds a lot of people.  I hope you savor this as much as our family has!

momma macs bbq

Chocolate Spice Cake


 2 cups of sifted flour

2 Cups of sugar

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup of butter or margarine

1/2 cup Crisco shortening

4 tablespoons cocoa

1 cup of water

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

Sift together flour, sugar, soda and cinnamon.  Heat butter, shortening water and cocoa in small pan.  Bring to boil and add dry ingredients.  Mix well and blend in buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.  Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until done.  While still a little warm, spread the delicious icing on top.

Chocolate Spice Cake 2


1/2 cup butter melted

3 tablespoons of cocoa

6 tablespoons of milk

1 lb of confectioner’s sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup of chopped pecans

mix together until well blended.



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