Rating: 4.5 stars
9 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 5 star values: 6

This easy sheet cake is rich enough for adults to enjoy after dinner with coffee, yet just sweet enough to be a treat for children, too.

Julianna Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2008

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
16 servings (serving size: 1 square)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • 2 To prepare cake, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring well with a whisk.

  • Place 7 tablespoons butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a mixing bowl; beat at medium-high speed with a mixer until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in egg white. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in 6 tablespoons walnuts. Scrape batter into a 13 x 9–inch pan coated with cooking spray.

  • Bake at 350° for 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  • To prepare frosting, place 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tablespoons butter, corn syrup, and dash of salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook 2 minutes. Scrape brown sugar mixture into a bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons milk and powdered sugar; beat with a mixer at high speed 2 minutes or until slightly cooled and thick. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread frosting in an even layer over cooled cake; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts. Let the cake stand until the frosting sets; cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 9.8g; saturated fat 4.6g; mono fat 2.3g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 52g; fiber 0.7g; cholesterol 44mg; iron 1.2mg; sodium 204mg; calcium 51mg.
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