Sunday, March 25, 2007

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Sheet Cake

I got this recipe from Heather's friend Alison's blog. It's pretty yummy and great because I usually have all the ingredients on hand and don't have to run to the store to make a fun treat. The kids loved it. Everybody should come over tonight because it made lots and lots of chocolate love. Notice I've only contributed dessert recipes. What does that say about me?

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

In a saucepan melt:
2 sticks butter
Add 4 heaping Tbsp 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 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350 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 Tbsp cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat.
6 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 pound minus 1/2 cup powdered sugar = 3 1/4 cups
Stir together. Add pecans, stir together and pour over warm cake. Cut into squares.


Alison Robinson said...

Mary, I love that you made this cake! I'm so glad it turned out good. I think I'll make it tonight for FHE. Mmm!

Ry+Jo+H2 said...

This was so good. I am not a big fan of cake but this was awesome. I took it to book club and I got a lot of compliments and requests for the recipe. YUM!!!