Saturday, May 10, 2008

Chocolate Sheet Cake!

This Chocolate Sheet Cake is AMAZING!
Look, it's SO BIG that I didn't even get the whole thing in the picture. I have also seen this called Texas Sheet Cake, because of the size.
I first saw this over at Pioneer Woman Cooks & this is her recipe.
I have also seen this exact same recipe only with 1 t. of cinnamon added.
This is an old fashioned cake & one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES!

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Sheet Cake
Combine in a mixing bowl & then set aside:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a saucepan, melt 2 sticks butter.
Add 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa. Stir together.
Add 1 cup boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat.
Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
In measuring cup, pour 1/2 cup buttermilk. Add 2 beaten eggs, 1 teaspoon baking soda, &
1 teaspoon 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 icing:
Chop 1/2 cup pecans finely & set aside.
Melt 1 3/4 sticks butter in a saucepan. Add 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add 6 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 lb powdered sugar (almost 4 cups) & stir together. Add pecans, stir together, and pour over warm cake.

Eat warm.......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
It is heaven.


Claire said...

Another one of my "family" recipes, just on the other side of the family! We call it Fudge Cake but I think I've heard it called Texas sheet cake. SOOO good!

Jane said...

It's going to be a "family" recipe here too, Claire. I LOVE this cake.
Fudge Cake is a great name for it!