Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuum. That is all.

I call this my Last Minute Cake. No need to worry about remembering to take out butter or whatnot; everything is melted together in a pot on the stove. This easy cake can be mixed by hand and baked in one large pan! Rich and fudgy and chocolatey—and the chocolate glaze icing will knock your socks off. The first time I made the icing and tasted it, my eyes bugged out and I immediately reached for a larger spoon. Here's a tip: divide the batter among two 8x8 pans - freezing one cake for later use.

Recipe after the jump!

Add a cold glass of milk for absolute perfection.

Chocolate Sheet Cake Based on a recipe by Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter
4 tbsp cocoa
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Glaze
1/2 cup butter
4 Tbsp cocoa
6 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. When melted, add cocoa and stir until combined. Add boiling water, allow mixture to come to a boil for 30 seconds. Remove from heat. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt and stir to combine. To this, add the chocolate mixture. Stir to combine. 
  4. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla and stir to combine. Add to chocolate/flour mixture and stir until combined. 
  5. Pour batter into sheet pan. Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. 
While cake is baking, make the Chocolate Glaze.
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. When melted, add cocoa and stir to combine. Remove from heat, and add milk, vanilla and icing sugar. Stir to combine. 
  2. When still warm, pour Chocolate Glaze over cake. 
  3. You can eat this while it's still warm (very gooey!!) or be very patient and wait until completely cooled. Tastes best when at room temperature, but you can refrigerate it if you like. 


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