Feb 21, 2013

Chocolate Sheet Cake

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 Traditionally me and chocolate cake are just distant acquaintances. I tolerate it in group settings. I eat it if offered, but only in polite acquiesce. Thankfully chocolate cake does not tempt me.

Correction...

 Chocolate cake used to not tempt me.

Then I met this Chocolate Sheet Cake.

Hello Temptation, thy name is Cake.

I would eat this cake for breakfast.

"Dad is great! Makes us chocolate cake." Any Bill Cosby fans out there?


Goosh.

Best. Chocolate. Cake. Ever.


The cake. Moist.

The frosting. AWESOME.

Together...

Well I think I have said it already, best cake ever.

Cake that is rich enough it has it's own trophy wife--milk.


Do yourself a favor and make this cake.

You might also want to invite over your neighbors, your friends, your mailman, basically anyone who can finish off the sheet cake, minus the three two pieces you will eat, oh and the piece you will want for breakfast the next morning.


You're welcome.

Chocolate Sheet Cake
The Pioneer Woman

Printable Recipe

cake:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter
4 heaping Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water

icing:
1 3/4 sticks butter
4 heaping Tablespoons cocoa powder
6 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda. Mix and set aside.

Melt the butter in a medium sized sauce pan. Add in cocoa. Whisk to combine. When the butter is fully melted add in the cup of boiling water. Let the mixture bubble for just a tad and then remove from heat.

Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Stir together and allow the chocolate to cool slightly. Then add in the egg mixture. Mix until smooth.

Pour batter onto a jelly roll pan and bake for 20 minutes.

While the cake is baking, make the frosting.

Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder until smooth. Next add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir. Add in the pecans and stir until well combined.

Pour the icing over the cake as soon as it is removed from the oven. Pour evenly, spread as little as possible.

Let it set up for 20-30 minutes.

Eat up.

6 comments:

Megan @ crafter club said...

What recipe doesn't taste good from the Pioneer Women? I mean really, she's amazing! Haha

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Akkk. That looks so good and so tempting!

Corrie- said...

This looks yummy, and the fact that both you and Pioneer Woman endorse it, it's gotta be good. I'll add it my list of must-dos. Could I just say that the milk jug in the photo is adorable? It totally is!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Hahaha...yeah all you need is both of us to endorse it...if only she knew then we could be a recipe sharing/creating super team! Wouldn't I look fab standing next to her on Food Network!!! I WISH!

Jen said...

Yep, that's pretty much the best chocolate cake ever. And easy to make, especially when you've made it a hundred times...not that i've don'e that.

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

I am glad I am not the only one who thinks so!

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