Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Texas Sheet Cake

Okay girls who love chocolate, and boys too  ;)  I have a cake that is going to become a staple in your home.  You will find yourself buying buttermilk just so you can make 4 of these cakes.  When your man asks why you bought buttermilk, you can say that you didn't realize it was buttermilk, I guess I'll have to make chocolate cake.  I promise he won't mind. And thanks to my sweet friend Jordyn who introduced me to the Pioneer Woman website.  She is amazing!

For the Cake:
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1/4 tsp. Salt
4 Heaping Tbs. Cocoa
2 sticks Butter
2 Beaten Eggs
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 Cup Boiling Water
1/2 Cup Butter Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla

For the Frosting:
1 3/4 sticks of Butter
4 Tbs. Cocoa
6 Tbs. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 lb. (minus a 1/2 cup) Powdered Sugar
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I use an 18×13 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. 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 warm cake.

Cut into squares, eat, and enjoy every last irresistible bite!!
(this recipe was taken from so make sure to check out all her amazing recipes!  The woman blows me away!)

I just wanted to tell you all a direct quote from someone who I gave this cake to yesterday so you can understand how good it is, and that it isn't just me...."That was cake?! Whatever it was I want to die! It is INCREDIBLE! I thought it was a brownie. That stuff is so Freaking Good!"


  1. Im glad you found pioneer womens website with this recipe! She has so many amazing recipes on there!

  2. Oh Jill!!! We made a goal to not eat any sugar until Connor's birthday but after that i am making this cake!! It looks so yummy!!!

  3. :) I just went and bought some more buttermilk to make it tonight LOL

  4. She is amazing Jordyn! I loved her site! I need to post it so people can see her stuff. It's awesome!