Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chocolate Sheet Cake

I was fasting and felt like baking so of course I would bake a chocolate cake. I found the recipe here.

Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa (don't be stingy, heaping spoonfuls!)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (I didn't have any so I made a cup by putting 1 tablespoon lemon juice and added 1 cup of milk, cake turned out well!)
  • 2 whole beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  2. Put some on water on the stove to boil.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
  4. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa and stir. So at this point I accidentally added the baking soda. the cake seemed okay, but you probably shouldn't add it here.
  5. Add boiling water. Allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds. Then turn off heat.
  6. Add to flour mixture and stir. Keep saucepan to use later for the frosting!
  7. In a small bowl, add eggs and beat. Add buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir.
  8. Add buttermilk mixture into chocolate mixture.
  9. Pour into cake into a 18X13 sheet cake pan.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes!

Now on to the frosting! It takes just about 20 minutes, so you can pour it right on the cake as it comes out.

Frosting Ingredients
  • I used 1/4 cup ground pecans.
    • I really didn't feel like chopping pecans so I put it in the coffee grinder and ground them up. There were some big pieces.
  • 10.5 tbsps. butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa (don't be stingy!)
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  1. Grind pecans.
  2. melt butter in sauce pan, add cocoa and stir. Turn off heat.
  3. In bowl mix milk, vanilla, powdered sugar, and cocoa mixture. Stir.
  4. Pour over warm cake.

Enjoy :-)

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