Pioneer Woman Chocolate Sheet Cake

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  • For the cake
  • 2 cup(s) flour
  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 4 tablespoon(s) cocoa
  • 2 stick(s) butter
  • 1 cup(s) boiling water
  • 1/2 cup(s) buttermilk
  • 2 whole(s) eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • For the Frosting
  • 1/2 cup(s) pecans Finely chopped
  • 1 3/4 stick(s) butter
  • 4 tablespoon(s) cocoa
  • 6 tablespoon(s) milk
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1 pound(s) (minus 1/2 cup) powdered sugar


  1. Note: I use an 18x13 sheet cake pan.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.

  3. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa. Stir together.
  4. Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

September 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by KristinSessions and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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