Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chocolate Sheet Cake

I am not kidding, words cannot describe this sheet cake. It so incredibly delicious. Chocolate heaven.  Sheet cakes make a large cake, however they are thin. So you can eat more pieces because they are thin, right? I thought so to. This is the best sheet cake I have ever eaten. I really don't think I can sleep at night if you don't try this. =)  This is a great cake to take to a potluck, if you can stand to share it.

recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 2 whole Beaten Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

  • ½ cups Finely Chopped Pecans (optional if you have a picky husband =)
  • 1-¾ stick Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar (you may need a little more, taste to see if it's to your liking )

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa. Stir together.
Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
In a measuring cup, pour the buttermilk and add beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.
While cake is baking, make the icing. Chop pecans finely. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir together. Add the pecans, stir together, and pour over warm cake.
Cut yourself a square and completely freak out over the fact that you made something this delicious. 


I used a half sheet pan. You can also use a jelly roll pan. If you want it thick use a 10 x 15 in. pan. You may need to adjust cooking time.
Look at that beautiful shiny icing. This would make a great birthday cake!
I told you it was delicious, he's even licking the bowl!
Mom, I need more!

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