Friday, May 13, 2011

The Yummiest Chocolate Cake Ever-Ever


Like the other recipes I've shared, I've made this chocolate sheet cake more times than I can count and ever time it is just absolutely yummy.

There are two ingredients that set this recipe apart.  The one you might doubt is whole wheat flour.  I'm not one to just bake anything with whole wheat.  Somethings are just plain, objectively better with white, but this cake is best with wholewheat.  It's makes it taste richer and moister with a little added nuttiness.  I'm always disappointed when I try it with white. Also, I add a pinch of salt to the frosting, which brings out the sweetness of the fudge-like frosting in the most wonderful way.  




Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cup water
4 T cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla

1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Bring butter, water and cocoa to a boil in saucepan. Pour over dry ingredients. Mix well
3. Add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Beat well.
4. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 30 min. or until it tests done.

Frosting:

1/2 cup butter
4 T cocoa
6 T buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla 
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (opt)

1. Heat butter, cocoa and buttermilk to boiling. 
2. Remove from heat and mix in vanilla, sugar and nuts.
3. Pour over cake soon after it comes out of the oven.

        Cake is probably the very best a little warm with ice cream, but also delish at room temperature or cold out of the frig! 

You won't be disappointed - Enjoy!


See my other very favorite recipes {HERE}




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1 comment:

  1. Cute blog. I love your header. So simple and lovely.

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