Monday, February 13, 2017

Sheet Cake

For the cake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp Cocoa
2 sticks butter
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 whole eggs, beaten
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

For Frosting
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 and 3/4 cup butter
 4 tbsp cocoa
6 Tbsp Milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 pound minus 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Use an 18x13 sheet cake pan

In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and salt

In a saucepan melt butter, add cocoa and 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 and stir together.  Pour over warm cake.

Cut into squares, and enjoy.

I found this recipe here.