Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chocolate Sheet Cake

You can't go wrong with chocolate cake and chocolate icing!

  • 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 (optional)
  • 1-¾ stick Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 pound (minus 1/2 Cup) Powdered Sugar
1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.

(from the pioneer woman)

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