Heirloom Chocolate Sheet Cake from Heirloom Meals

Posted at: 02/28/2013 8:37 PM
Updated at: 03/03/2013 9:32 AM

Heirloom Chocolate Sheet Cake (adapted to be Gluten Free)

from Heirloom Meals

Cake Ingredients
My friend Erin Gernon shared her family recipe for a chocolate birthday sheet cake.  She told me that this cake was a staple at every birthday party.  So, I thought I would take the basic premise of the cake and turn it into a gluten free delight.  My husband, Jim, who has celiac's disease was in heaven.  His smile was a mile wide with pleasure.  But, best of all, anyone who ate it had no idea it was gluten free!


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, xanthum gum and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Bring the butter, cocoa, and water to boil in a pan. Pour over the flour mixture and beat.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, and vanilla and pour over the flour mixtures and beat well.
  5. Spread onto a jelly roll pan lined with parchment. Bake in the middle of the oven for thirty minutes.

?Frosting Ingredients:

Bring butter, cocoa, and buttermilk to a gentle boil. Add the other ingredients and combine until smooth. Frost the cake while it is are still warm.