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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

TIO Tuesday - The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever.

I have been wanting to make this sheet cake from the moment I read the recipe in the Pioneer Woman's Cookbook. I'm not sure why I waited so long, I've tried many other recipes from her book and website. Finally, I took the chocolate plunge. Sure enough, delicious. I'm not really sure there's much else to say about it. Just look at this gorgeous chocolate - WOW!
 Sprinkle a few pecans on top and you're good to go.
 Pairs nicely with a strawberry mojito, don't you think?

The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 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
  • _____
  • FOR FROSTING:
  • 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

Note: I use an 18×13 sheet cake pan.
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.

*** Seriously, what are you waiting for???!!!
~ Misty

1 comment:

Sarah Craft said...

I've always wanted to try out this recipe too. Although I was afraid I'd eat most of it myself. :) Glad it turned out. Perhaps someday I'll give it a shot.