Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Once again The Pioneer Woman's cookbook came through for me! This cake is A-MAZING! I literally ate half of it myself! Ridiculous, I know!  Just make sure you have lots of friends to share with when you make it.

Chocolate Sheet Cake


Cake:

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 t salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 t baking soda
2 sticks butter
4 heaping T cocoa powder

Icing:

1 3/4 sticks butter
4 heaping T cocoa powder
6 T milk
1 t vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar and salt, set aside.  In another bowl mix together buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and baking soda, set aside.  In a medium sauce pan melt the butter and add the cocoa.  While mixing these together, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Now add the water to the butter/cocoa mixture and turn off the heat.  Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture.  Stir together and then add the egg mixture.  Stir until smooth.  Pour into a rimmed cookie sheet, a 10x15 inch pan and bake for 20 minutes.

While the cake is cooking, make the icing.  Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.  Add the cocoa and stir until smooth.  Add the milk and the vanilla.  Next add the powdered sugar and stir together.  As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, pour the warm icing on top.  Try to pour the icing to cover the cake evenly to avoid spreading.  This cake is great served warm and is still great the next day and the next and the next...if it lasts that long!
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2 comments:

  1. This is my favorite cake ever! I could seriously eat the entire thing by myself!

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  2. This is one of my faves!!!! I can eat the whole thing myself, but I make it a little healthier by using 1/2 whole wheat flour, so then I can justify eating the whole dang thing.

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