• Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes


  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring
  • 1 recipe Cream-Cheese Icing (recipe follows) (I used my Whipped Cream Frosting instead


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour cookie sheet with rim. (Mine measured 13 x 29-inches)
  • 2. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • 3. Add eggs, oil, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract, and red food coloring; beat at medium speed with electric mixer until combined.
  • 4. Spread batter onto cookie sheet.
  • 4. Bake 20 minutes, or until a tester inserted near center comes out clean.
  • 6. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Using a 2-1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut as many as you can from the baked cake. Use the bits and pieces for the cake crumb edging.
  • 7. Use the icing of your choice. Mine is just a stabilized whipped cream


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