My Inspiration . . .

I've always had a love for baking, but it wasn't until I was in college that I had a desire to learn how to cook. In 2009, I decided to start my own cooking blog so I could access my recipes from anywhere, and ktmadeit.com was born.

I love trying new recipes and finding ways to make them healthier & happier on the hips! I love everything about food: the taste, the smells, the presentation, the experimenting, etc. I love to entertain, so I figured this was a great way to bring people together. Hope you enjoy trying out some of the recipes. Happy cooking!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pioneer Woman's Infamous Texas Sheet Cake

The Pioneer Woman knows how to make some desserts, I tell ya! This one is always a crowd pleaser. 
{ Prep Time: 20 mins / Cook Time: 20 mins / Difficulty: Easy / Yields: 24 servings }

Ingredients:

FOR THE CAKE:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp (heaping) cocoa powder
2 sticks regular butter
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract

FOR THE FROSTING:
1 3/4 stick regular butter
4 Tbsp (heaping) cocoa powder
6 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped (optional)

Directions:
1. Use an 18x13" sheet cake pan for this. (I sprayed mine with butter flavored cooking spray - although, I'm not sure if it's necessary or not in this recipe. When in doubt, I always spray/butter my pans!)
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt; set aside.
3. In a medium saucepan set to medium heat, melt the butter. Add the cocoa powder and stir together until combined.
4. Add boiling water, and allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture and stir lightly to cool.
5. In a measuring cup, add the buttermilk, beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir to combine, then pour mixture into the butter/chocolate mixture. Pour onto the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins.
6. While the cake is baking, prepare the icing ~ on medium heat, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add cocoa powder - stir to combine - then turn off the heat. 
7. Add the milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Whisk together. Add pecans (optional), mix well, then pour over warm cake. *I only wanted nuts on half of my cake, so I just put them on the top after I poured the frosting on.
8. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Recipe borrowed from The Pioneer Woman

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