The Pioneer Woman’s Chocolate Sheet Cake

by 247tasty

A sinful sheet cake that will defy all rules. The moist, super-rich, and fudgy. This Chocolate Sheet Cake is unquestionably delicious. The best chocolate dessert you’ll ever have. And it is super easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Perfect for potlucks or any gathering. Get ready to answer questions and take in all the compliments because this cake is a star! It will disappear really fast. This is not one of those shortcut cake recipes, you’ll be making it from scratch. But don’t fret because it is so easy to make.



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


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

How to make The Pioneer Woman’s Chocolate Sheet Cake

Step 1: Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Melt the butter in a saucepan and add in the cocoa. Mix well.

Step 3: Pour in boiling water and allow the mixture to boil for about 30 seconds before turning off the heat.

Step 4: Mix the cocoa mixture with the flour mixture. Stir and cool for a bit.

Step 5: Combine the buttermilk, beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla in a measuring cup.

Step 6: Whisk the buttermilk mixture into the butter-chocolate mixture.

Step 7: Now, pour the mixture into the sheet cake pan. Place inside the oven and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Step 8: Meanwhile, chop the pecans finely. Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the cocoa. Turn off the heat before adding the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Mix well. And stir in the pecans.

Step 8: Pour the frosting over the warm cake and cut it into squares before serving. Enjoy!

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