Friday, October 3, 2008

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Growing up in a Southern Baptist Church I learned many important things like God created the heavens and the earth, Jesus is the Son of God and every church potluck menu must include a Texas Sheet Cake. It seriously is heaven on earth. Recently I came across this website: The Pioneer Woman. She has a bunch of great recipes including this one for Texas Sheet Cake.

Combine in a mixing bowl:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a saucepan, melt:
2 sticks butter
Add 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa. Stir together.
Add 1 cup boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.

In measuring cup, pour 1/2 cup buttermilk.
2 beaten eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon 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 icing:
Chop 1/2 cup pecans finely.
Melt 1 3/4 sticks butter in a saucepan.
Add 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat.
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Stir together.
Add 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.


Crystal said...

HEAR, HEAR!!! :)

Jaime said...

This was so good! We finished off the whole cake in one weekend. YIKES!


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