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Pioneer Woman Chocolate Sheet Cake

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Sheet Cake

  • Yield: 1 serving


  • 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


Note: I use an 18x13 sheet cake pan.

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

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.

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, stir together, and pour over warm cake.

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