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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

.:Mouth-Watering Wednesday - Cookie Sheet Cake & Fudge Sauce:.

Our friends had us over for dinner this past weekend, and I was in charge of dessert. I decided to try this recipe I'd never done before for a cookie sheet cake.

Combine in a bowl:
2 c white sugar
2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt (I left this out, as I usually do with all salt in recipes!)

In a pan, bring to a boil:
2 cubes butter or margarine
1 c water
2 T cocoa

Once it is boiling, add:
1 t vanilla
1/2 c milk

Add hot mixture over the sugar and flour mixture.

Add 2 eggs and mix well.

Pour into a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Start preparing your frosting when there is about 8 minutes left on the cake.

For the frosting:
1 cube butter or margarine
3 T cocoa
6 T milk

Add 3 1/2-4 c powdered sugar. I used 4 and it was perfect!

Frost the cake as soon as it is removed from the oven.

This cake was DELICIOUS. Moist and soft, and the frosting was gooey and yummy - basically it was just what this fat pregnant lady needed! (Okay, maybe just wanted, but still.)

Now, what is a cake without ice cream? To go along with our cake and ice cream, I had to make my sister in law's fudge sauce. It's a recipe that's been passed down in her family for years, and it is delicious!

1 c sugar
2 T unsweetened cocoa
dash of salt
2 T butter
1-2 T white corn syrup
1/4 c milk
1 t vanilla

Mix all of the ingredients in a pan EXCEPT the vanilla. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Then mix in the vanilla and serve over ice cream, brownies, cake - whatever you like! I used 2 T of the corn syrup, and I think it was too much. I would start out with only 1 and see if it needs any more.

This is what it looked like when I was done making it.

This will also keep in the fridge and can be re-heated to use again later. Sweet!

It was a very chocolatey evening, and even though I was sick to my stomach after I ate it all....it was worth it.


  1. I don't like chocolate but so many of my friends do. I appreciate so much when there is feedback on recipes since I would never eat the stuff! LOL. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

  3. My butter comes in sticks :) How much is a "cube" of butter?

  4. Stick is the same as cube - sorry for the mix up! :) I should have changed it!

  5. That looks absolutely heavenly...we will definitely try it. Can you serve the cake warm or should you let it cool completely?

  6. Oh man staying on a diet is always hard when I come by here. Everything you share looks so good:) And I am in a cake mood!!!

  7. I'm sure the cake would be okay to serve warm, but I would let it sit a tiny bit to let the frosting set up or it will be pretty runny!

    Hope everyone enjoys it! Yum!

  8. Summer, our mom has made this our whole lives, and now we both make it. Only we call it Mom's brownies and the actual name that the recipe has on it is Leona's Texas Sheet Cake. It is scrumptious (and one of our favs)! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I don't know if Nikki is the sister-in-law you're referring to but that's my mom's special fudge sauce. We just had it on Wes's birthday and I was reminded of how awesome it is! We've made it like 3 times since then :)

  10. Looks delicious, thanks for linking up at craft school Sunday!@ http://www.creativejewishmom.com


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