Sheet Cake That Tastes Like Brownies

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Brenda-Lee Barajas

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@Moxie50

I have made this cake for 39 years. Ever since I have been married... lol. This is so good. I have not had one person that did not like this. If you do not have buttermilk, just use a half cup of milk with one tablespoon of vinegar. Mix and let it sit while you gather ingredients. It will thicken... I use it all the time IF I do NOT have buttermilk.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This old-fashioned cake sends you straight to chocolate heaven. It's seriously one of the best chocolate cakes we've made. The cake is tender and melts in your mouth. The fudge-like frosting is full of pecans. Adding the frosting while the cake warms means the frosting soaks into the top layer of the cake.

Note: We did bake this in a sheet cake pan. If you don't have one, use a 9x13 pan. You'll just need to adjust the baking time. Our cake baked in 20 minutes. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • CAKE

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    Crisco (can substitute with 1 stick of butter)
  • 1 c
    water
  • 4 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 2
    beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • FROSTING

  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 4 or 3 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 6 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts

How to Make Sheet Cake That Tastes Like Brownies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat an oven to 400°F. Grease a 11x15 sheet cake pan (be sure it has raised edges).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour and granulated sugar.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the butter, Crisco, water, and cocoa powder. Stir while bringing to a boil.
  4. Pour over the flour mixture.
  5. Mix together.
  6. In another bowl, stir together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  7. Add to the flour/cocoa mixture and mix together.
  8. Transfer the batter to the prepared sheet cake pan.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Five minutes before the cake is done, make the frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, and milk.
  11. Heat and then add the confectioners’ sugar, nuts, and vanilla.
  12. Pour the frosting over the cake.
  13. Allow to cool.

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About Sheet Cake That Tastes Like Brownies

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chocolate...
Other Tag: For Kids




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