Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cookie Sheet Chocolate Cake

OK, this is an extremely hard thing to be posting about right now due to the fact that I am on a VERY restrictive diet. I am sacrificing for you, so here it is. This is one of my very, favorite chocolate sheet cakes. I received this recipe from my mother and I'm not sure who gave her this delicious masterpiece, but whoever it was, thank you! I love this recipe so much based on the fact that it has just a touch of cinnamon. If you know me and my baking, you know that I love to slip in that little ingredient in almost anything. I once rolled my chocolate chip cookie dough into cinnamon before baking and, let me say, it was an amazing explosion of flavor in my mouth. Sean thought it a bit much, but I beg to differ! My father also made a chili that had a pinch of cinnamon and it was the first thing I tasted. Beautiful. Anyways, I am now salivating and really wishing I could bite into almost anything right now!

Chocolate Cookie Sheet Cake:

2 Cups sugar
2 Cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter
1/4 Cup cocoa
1 Cup water
2 eggs
1/2 Cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda

Sift together dry ingredients (top 4 ingredients). Set aside. In saucepan, bring butter, cocoa and water to a boil. Remove from heat and add to dry ingredients. Beat well. Add eggs, buttermilk and baking soda to mixture. Mix well. Spray cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with Pam. Pour batter into pan. Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Five minutes before cake is done, bring to a boil:

1 stick butter
1/4 Cup cocoa
6 Tablespoons milk

Once mixture has come to a boil add 3-4 cups of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. You may also add 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Mix and pour over cake that has just come out of the oven. Oh, and let me say, it is heaven!

1 comment:

  1. Oh sweet girl. What a sacrifice you make by posting this. I might just make it tonight.