Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chocolate Sheet Cake

If you need to feed dessert to a crowd, then this cake is for you. It's deliciously chocolaty and very moist and who doesn't like chocolate cake anyway? Take it to your next pot-luck and you won't be bringing any home!

For the cake:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp(heaping) cocoa
2 sticks butter
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp baking Soda
1 tsp vanilla

For the frosting:
1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
1 3/4 stick Butter
4 Tbsp (heaping) Cocoa
6 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon

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.

Allow to cool before slicing into squares.

*You can also half this recipe and bake it in a 9x13 pan.

SOURCE: Lick the Bowl Good

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