Texas Sheet Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
 
A decadent chocolate sheet cake guaranteed to win over hearts!
Ingredients
  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 4 tbs. (heaping) cocoa
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • FOR FROSTING:
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 1-3/4 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp. (heaping) cocoa
  • 6 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter and cocoa. Stir together.
  3. Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat.
  4. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
  5. In a measuring cup, mix the buttermilk with the beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.
  6. Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture.
  7. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.
  8. While cake is baking, make the frosting.
  9. Chop pecans.
  10. Melt butter and cocoa in a saucepan.
  11. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
  12. Stir together.
  13. Add the pecans, stir together, and pour over warm cake.
Recipe by A Muse in My Kitchen at http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2012/02/05/texas-sheet-cake/