Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Sheet Cake

We had friends over Sunday night and I had a been wanting to try this recipe but not have a ton of cake for just the two of us. This is a *DIVINE* chocolate cake, if you never make anything on my blog please, please, please make this! I love Pioneer Woman's cookbook and throughly enjoyed making this recipe.

It makes an 18x12 sheet cake.(Note: I did not have an 18x12x2 pan so I used a standard size pan and just cooked the cake a little longer)
Below is the recipe from Pioneer Woman's website, click here and see her step by step photos!

  • 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
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  • ½ cups Finely Chopped Pecans
  • 1-¾ stick Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 pound (minus 1/2 Cup) Powdered Sugar
Preparation Instructions

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 into squares, eat, and totally wig out over the fact that

you’ve just made the best chocolate sheet cake. Ever.

Happy Baking!!