Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Best Ever Chocolate Cake

Aunt Kathy Jo introduced this recipe to me last year and I almost made myself sick eating it.  I'm not a big chocolate cake fan but there's something about this one that will bring me to making one for Thanksgiving.

Best Ever
Sheet Cake
(from Kathy Jo)

½ C. Crisco
1 stick real butter
3 ½ Tbs cocoa
1 C. water
½ tsp salt
2 C. sugar
2 C. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
½ C. buttermilk
1 tsp. soda

1 stick real butter
3 ½ Tbs. cocoa
1/3 C. milk
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. pecans

Sauce Pan – Crisco, butter, cocoa, water, salt; bring to a boil.  Mix sugar and flour in bowl; pour the mixture in saucepan.  Add 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 eggs, ½ C buttermilk, and 1 tsp. cocoa.

Pour into a 9x13 greased & floured pan.  Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.  Do not overcook!

Five minutes before cake is done, mix in saucepan 1 stick butter, 3 ½ Tbs. cocoa & 1/3 C. milk.  Boil.  Add 1 box of powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla & pecans. Pour over warm cake.