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Texas Sheet cake recipe inspired by the Pioneer Woman

A trip out west to the Lodge owned by The Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond) inspired Deana Hurd to make her Texas sheet cake

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Pioneer Woman's Texas Sheet Cake


2 cups of flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Two sticks butter
4 heaping tsp of Hershey's cocoa
One cup boiling water
1/2 cup buttermilk
Two eggs beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar


1 3/4 stick of butter
4 heaping teaspoons of Hershey's cocoa
6 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans


 For cake, in a medium sauce pan place two sticks of butter and four heaping teaspoons of cocoa powder on the stove on medium heat. Let boil for 30 seconds and then add 1 cup of boiling water.  Remove from heat. In a mixing bowl put 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.  In a third bowl put 1/2 cup butter milk two whole eggs beaten and 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 teaspoon of vanilla.  Add chocolate mixture To your dry ingredients then add wet ingredients. Mix well and pour into an ungreased  jelly roll pan.  Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

While cake is baking, in a sauce pan place butter and cocoa for the icing and bring to a boil for 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Add in 6 tablespoons of milk and then add 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and pecans. Poor icing over cake while both are still warm. Let sit for 30 minutes.

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