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Chocolate Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

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Chocolate Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Delight a crowd with a big chocolate cake slathered with a homemade buttery brown sugar frosting.
Apr 8, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) milk
  • 2 cups (500 mL) icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chocolate-covered cashews
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely chopped candied pecans

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in milk; return to boiling. Remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Gradually stir icing sugar into brown sugar mixture. Place saucepan of frosting in bowl of cold water; beat with spoon until smooth and spreadable. If frosting becomes too stiff, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, or heat over low heat, stirring constantly. Frost cake. Sprinkle evenly with cashews and pecans. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Need a shortcut? Grab your favourite Betty Crocker* frosting to top this cake.

Nutrition Information

590 Calories, 29g Total Fat, 6g Protein, 74g Total Carbs, 56g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 Servings
Calories
590
Total Fat
29g
Saturated Fat
10g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
Sodium
420mg
Total Carbs
74g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Sugars
56g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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