The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake

I JUST MADE this last weekend for a family reunion! I've always called it Texas Sheet Cake, because it makes a cake the size of Texas! I sprinkled half the cake with chopped walnuts and left the other half plain, and I did get moans and groans and people scraping my good jelly roll pan with forks getting up every last crumb. It's THAT Good!

The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake

  •     FOR THE CAKE:
  •     2 cups Flour
  •     2 cups Sugar
  •     1/4 teaspoon Salt
  •     4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  •     2 sticks Butter
  •     1 cup Boiling Water
  •     1/2 cup Buttermilk
  •     2 whole Beaten Eggs
  •     1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  •     1 teaspoon Vanilla
  •     1/2 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
  •     1-3/4 stick Butter
  •     4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  •     6 Tablespoons Milk
  •     1 teaspoon Vanilla
  •     1 pound (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.

Cut into squares, eat, and totally wig out over the fact that you’ve just made the best chocolate sheet cake. Ever.

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