Recipe: Best Chocolate Sheet Cake

I have a weak spot for desserts and when it comes to a good chocolate dessert... watch out!! 

When I tried this recipe, I knew instantly that I had a new favorite! Wow!! This cake is amazing! Trust me, it will be a new favorite for you as well. I promise. 
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The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever.
By Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman


  • 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
  • 1-¾ stick Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 pound (minus 1/2 Cup) Powdered Sugar

Preparation Instructions                              

*You may wish to use an 18×13 sheet cake pan, but even then, the icing might run over the edges, so be prepared.*
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.

Enjoy! And don't say I didn't warn you that it's addicting!

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  1. This looks delicious! I just made a sheet cake for the first time a little while ago. What was I thinking now making it sooner. YUM!

  2. Thanks for stopping by My Little Blogspot! The recipe for your chocolate cake looks delicious!

    Happy Blogging!


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