Chocolate Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Delight a crowd with a big chocolate cake slathered with a homemade buttery brown sugar frosting.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1 1/4
cups buttermilk
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs

Frosting and Topping

1/2
cup butter
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup milk
2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup chocolate-covered cashews
1/2
cup coarsely chopped cashews
1/2
cup coarsely chopped candied pecans
  • 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 powdered 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

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
420mg
420%;
Total Carbohydrate
74g
74%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
56g
56%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.