I've had Pioneer Woman's chocolate sheet cake on my "to make" list for months now. I'm not a big fan of plain old chocolate, but I LOVE chocolate cake (as long as it's plain. No frosting, please!). I've also never made a cake. GASP. I know, kind of embarrassing. But you know what? NOT TRUE ANYMORE. Because this morning I woke up with a desperate need for chocolate cake! My husband was still sound asleep and unable to stop me from fulfilling my dreams of cake for breakfast, so I went right ahead and did it!
I should note that I only made half of the cake, partly because I didn't think the edges of my baking sheets were tall enough to corral the sloshy batter, and partly because I knew I'd eat the whole batch within a day or two, and I'd rather be guilty of eating a half cake than a whole cake. The self-controlled adult in me would prefer it, at least. My taste buds and inner 5-year-old would happily eat an entire chocolate cake!
Let's see this thing in action!
The batter was super easy to mix up. The worst that can happen is that you leave the butter sizzling too long before adding the water and you end up with a browned butter flavor. And that probably wouldn't be so bad!
I loveloveloved this use for my giant spatula! I got the cake out of the pan in one easy motion while it was still hot
...all so that I could "accidentally" break off a corner so I didn't have to wait for it to cool before seeing if it tasted as good as it smelled.
Yum. It did!
PW's Chocolate Sheet Cake
I will never improve upon anything that PW makes, so go straight to her for the recipe.