Wondering what to give that special guy for Valentine’s Day?

Wait ’til you see the smile on his face when he realizes you made this just for him! And, it’s easy to make, and devilishly delicious.

The Pioneer Woman’s Chocolate Sheet Cake is just the best. Ever.

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

2 cups Flour


2 cups Sugar


1/4 teaspoon Salt


4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa


2 sticks Butter


1 cup Boiling Water


1/2 cup Buttermilk


2 whole Beaten Eggs


1 teaspoon Baking Soda


1 teaspoon Vanilla

FOR FROSTING:

1/2 cup Finely Chopped Pecans


1-3/4 stick Butter


4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa


6 Tablespoons Milk


1 teaspoon Vanilla


1 pound (minus 1/2 cup) Powdered Sugar

Directions

Note: 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 .

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.

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The calls this wicked and decadent so it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. And, most men seem to like the inner Pioneer Woman in all of us. Ever notice that?

Xoxo,

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