Saturday, August 3, 2013

CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE from Paula Deen and Alan Jackson

I've been looking at this recipe for sometime.  The magazine page is dated May/June 2010!!! About time I made this cake and see if its to my likings...Yup Another chocolate's easy, moist, and fast to put together. Delight in a 9x13 inch pan, moist chocolate cake with a fudgy icing on top....The icing is poured over the top of the hot cake right from the oven.........doesn't get much easier then that!!! This is from my favorite lady Paula Deen.....Cooking with Paula Deen, May/June 2010.  Adapted from, 2010

Made this for Mr. Dick's birthday...........Happy birthday to my hubby..................Enjoy,  Andi 

So here is the recipe:

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter  (1 stick)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs

In a medium bowl add the flour, sugar and whisk this together and set aside.
In a large saucepan add the butter, oil, cocoa, and the water.  Whisk this until blended.  Bring just to a boil over medium heat and stir constantly until the butter melts and the mixture is smooth. Pour this over the flour mixture and mix with your mixer.  Then in another bowl mix the buttermilk, baking soda, vinegar, vanilla and the eggs and mix then add this to the chocolate mixture.

Prepare your 9x13 inch baking pan with grease and flour.  Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.   Or bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes clean. 

While the cake is baking make the icing:

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
4 TBSP of unsweetened cocoa powder
6 TBSP of milk
1 (16 ounce) package of confectioners's sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Using that same large saucepan add the butter, cocoa and the milk and bring to almost a boil over medium heat.  Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and the confectioner's sugar.  Mix with mixer.  
When the cake is done poke holes in the top of the cake using  a fork or ice pick.  I used a wooden skewer and made several pokes in the top of the cake.   Pour the icing over the top of the hot cake. Sprinkle with sprinkles or chopped nuts if wanted.   Serve this cake from the pan......Enjoy  

Old tin can that has been hand painted and filled with flowers  by Auntie M
it'll be her 34th craft show this fall in her home



jam hands


  1. The sheet cake sounds great! Happy B-Day to your hubby:@)

  2. What a classic and tasty looking sheet cake!

  3. Andi, I have this recipe and I can attest to how wonderful it is! A woman in my office at the university, used to make this and bring it to work. It was a HUGE favorite. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Your sheet cake photos look delicious!
    Happy Birthday to your Hubby!

  5. Wow, two big names endorsing this cake, it sure must be good! Happy belated birthday to your husband. :) Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at "The Saturday Spotlight party"!
    Have a great weekend and hope to see you at this weeks party!


  6. Andi,

    I have a recipe that is very similar to this cake, its a Texas sheet cake. Except I bake it in a sheet pan, so its not as tall. And I pour the exact same frosting on top while its still warm. So yummy.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Fellow New Englander,

    PS: I have seen Alan Jackson's home in TN and its huge(beyond huge)!

  7. There's nothing like the rich luxury of hand-dipped chocolate and finely crafted fudge to provide a tiny escape from the monotony of the day. And there's really nothing like a delicious chocolate creation from Suzi's!