Monday, January 11, 2010

The best chocolate sheet cake. ever

Another recipe I've been hearing so much about is this one:
The best chocolate cake. ever

If you are a fan of the pioneer woman than you no doubt have seen this recipe. I made it for the first time tonight (tonight is a night of firsts......) and OH MY!!! You will certainly need LARGE amounts of milk to wash this down, but when is that a bad thing? I mean really???? So here you go! strike that.......
to the pioneer woman for making this and bringing it to the world. You rock...seriously.

And if you haven't been fortunate to make this, then I suggest you look in your pantry, gather all the necessary ingredients and get to baking. you'll thank me (and her).

The best chocolate sheet cake. ever
  • 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
  • _____
  • 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.

I just want to add that if you freeze it like we did you won't be disappointed by the taste! It was still just as good as it was the day it was made!! So when looking at this cake and thinking "wow that sure does make a lot" feel free to freeze it and enjoy later!


teresa said...

i love this! must have it now!

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MaryBeth said...

YUMM-O....Pass me a HUGE piece and a glass of milk.

marissa said...

I love that recipe, I make it all the time, I half and third it too since I have no self control :)

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