Texas Turtle Sheet Cake

INGREDIENTS

Cake

  • 1 ¾ cup (430 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 9 ml (2 tsp.) Baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 ml (¼ cup) cocoa
  • 550 ml (2 cups) brown sugar
  • 70 ml (¼ cup) canola oil
  • 240 ml (1 cup) buttermilk

Icing

  • 250 ml (1 cup) of milk
  • 115 g (4 oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) cocoa
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) softened butter
  • 375 ml (1 ½ cups) icing sugar
  • 375 ml (1 ½ cups) pecans, toasted and chopped

PREPARATION

Cake

  1. Put the grill at the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 260 ° C (280° F). Butter and line a 43 x 30-cm (17 x 12-inch) cookie sheet with parchment paper. Reserve.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour and bakiing powder. Reserve.

Icing

  1. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring the milk, chocolate, cocoa, butter and icing sugar to a boil. Let boil 30 seconds, stirring continuously. Add the pecans.
  2. Spread the icing over the cake right out of the oven. Let cool completely.

NOTE

Texas Sheet Cake is a cake traditionally baked on a cookie sheet. Its soft texture and the main ingredients that compose it (chocolate, cocoa, pecans) are reminiscent of brownies.

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