Thursday, May 6, 2010

PW's Chocolate Sheet Cake

I just LOVE this recipe!! It reminds me of my Mom's chocolate fudge ice cream topping that is to DIE for, but in cake form!:) And this recipe is super easy and pretty quick. You can be done with the cake and eating it withing 40 minutes because you don't have to wait for the cake to cool to frost it, but just pour the frosting right on the warm cake and eat it warm!! How handy is that when you NEED some chocolate! So go and make some cake!:)

Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Sheet Cake

Cake:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
2 sticks butter
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cups buttermilk
2 whole beaten eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting:
1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
1 3/4 sticks butter
4 Tablespoons (heaping) cocoa
6 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound (minus 1/2 cup) powdered sugar (I figured this out and that equals 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar...now isn't that so much easier!:))

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.

In a saucepan, melt butter. Add the cocoa and stir together. Add the boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off the heat. Pour over the 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 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. EAT...the cake is so good warm!!
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