Saturday, January 1, 2011

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Happy New Year to you all!!
Thought of starting the new year with a sweet favorite of our family. From our family to yours!
This chocolate sheet cake is popularly known as the Texas Sheet Cake. Some say the cake got its name because it is so big as the state of Texas in the US! And that it can be served for so many in one bake.
This is so easy to make that you don't need special equipments like an electric whisk or anything of that sort. Even those who are not experienced in cake frosting can try this and come up trumps! So I would highly recommend this to any of the aspiring bakers out there. And I am sure this would be one of those cakes you would turn to when you are short of time-and want assured results.

2 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
¼ teaspoons Salt
4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
2 sticks Butter
1 cup Boiling Water
½ cups Buttermilk
2 whole Beaten Eggs
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Vanilla
½ cups Finely Chopped Pecans
1/2 cup  Butter
1/4 cup Cocoa
1/4 cup +2Tablespoons Milk
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
4-1/2 cups Powdered sugar
In a bowl mix flour, sugar, and salt.In a saucepan, melt butter and add cocoa. Mix well.Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
In another bowl, mix buttermilk and eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan(or cookie pan with sides) and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.
While the cake is baking, make the icing. Chop slightly toasted 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 and pour over the warm cake, while still in the pan.Sprinkle the chopped pecans on the icing.
Cut into squares, when the cake and the icing both have cooled down sufficiently
Sending this over to Bake off hosted by Champa and Baking for Beginner's hosted by Vandana


  1. Looks delectable ! Have a Great 2011 !

  2. Absolutely delicious cake Vidhya and thanks so much for sending it across to my baking event. Yummy!!


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