Thursday, January 22, 2015

Chocolate Sheet Cake

WARNING: This cake is addictive.  I just wanted to keep eating one more piece.  Each forkful is a delicious bite of chocolate goodness that is ever so moist.  Life doesn't get any better.

I always believed good things were meant to share, so today I am posting this recipe for the best Chocolate Sheet Cake you will ever eat.  You start by melting 2 sticks of butter in a saucepan.

 To the melted butter add some cocoa powder and boiling water.

Pour this mixture over your flour, sugar, and salt.  Next you add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla to the batter and mix well.

 Pour the batter onto the sheet cake pan and bake for 20 minutes.

Now you make the yummy icing.  Honestly, I could just sit down and eat this.  Again you start by melting some butter in a saucepan.  Add some cocoa powder when the butter has melted. Take the pan off the stove and add some milk, vanilla and powdered sugar.  Mix until smooth.  Stir in the pecans.

Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool about 10 minutes.

Pour the frosting over the cake and spread it evenly over the cake.   Doesn't this look delicious:)

Let the cake cool completely and cut into squares.

As I said earlier, this is the best.  Your family and friends, and even yourself will agree.

Chocolate Sheet Cake
From The Pioneer Woman Cooks
2 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
2 sticks Butter
1 cup Boiling Water
1/2 cup Buttermilk
2 whole Beaten Eggs
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
1-3/4 stick Butter
4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
6 Tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 pound (minus 1/2 Cup) Powdered Sugar

Preparation Instructions

Note:  An 18x13 sheet cake pan.

1.In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
2.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.
3.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.
4.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.
5.Cut into squares and serve.

Makes 24 servings


  1. It looks delicious! I've made this many times, and you're so right, it's addictive!

  2. This look so tempting Geraldine!!!!

  3. I would love to have a slice too. It looks great!

  4. oh wow! This chocolate cake is terrific, Geraldine!
    I'm dying to give your recipe a try!

    PS. I'm organizing a chocolate contest on my bilingual blog. Maybe you'd like to join us? :)