Kelly's Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting


Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 5:30 pm
By: News 9


Kelly's Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

1 cup unsalted butter

1 cup water

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Chocolate Frosting:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 stick unsalted butter

1/2 cup whole milk

2 tablespoon dark corn syrup

4 cups powdered sugar

To make the cake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure you have at least an inch edge (jelly roll pan). In a large saucepan, bring the butter and water to a boil. Remove from the heat and pour the hot mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add in the sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla into the butter mixture. Stir in the flour. Use a whisk  to get rid of any lumps. Beat in the eggs and then Pour the cake batter into the pan and spread evenly. Cook for 30 minutes.

While the cake is cooking make the frosting: In a saucepan cook the sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder and butter till sugar is dissolved. Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl and stir in the powdered sugar and milk till it is smooth. Once the cake is done baking and still warm spread the frosting over the cake.