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Spiced Chocolate Sheet Cake Contributed by Joanna Meyer

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PHOTO: Joanna Meyer

Spiced Merriment

Contributed and Photographed by JOANNA MEYER

When there is a chill in the air, I know it’s time to enjoy treats filled with spiced merriment, and while pumpkin usually takes center stage, relaxing with a wonderful slice of chocolate cake is really my cup of tea. That’s why I enjoy baking my Spiced Chocolate Sheet Cake. For a cake lover, it’s the perfect dessert because it has a thin layer of sweet, not-too-decadent icing that is poured over a light chocolate cake spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. It’s a true cool weather cake that would be wonderful alongside a tall glass of milk or hot mug of coffee.

Spiced Chocolate Sheet Cake
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
Cake
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1½ tsp white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 tsp instant espresso
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp whole cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped (optional)
Icing
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
Cake
  1. In a bowl, combine the vinegar and milk and allow to sit for 10 minutes to slightly curdle.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and lightly coat a 9” x 13” baking dish with nonstick spray.
  3. Whisk the flour, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda together; set aside.
  4. Bring the shortening, espresso, cocoa powder, butter, cloves and ½ cup water to a boil, whisking constantly until smooth. Allow the mixture to cool slightly; discard the cloves.
  5. Whisk in the milk mixture and eggs one at a time. Stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until smooth. Fold in the walnuts.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean; let cool.
Icing
  1. Bring the milk and butter to a simmer on the stove.
  2. Whisk in the remaining ingredients until smooth.
  3. Pour icing over the cooled cake and let it set completely, about 30 minutes.

Cake bite

PHOTO: Joanna Meyer


Chandler, AZ

Joanna Meyer studies Food Industry Management at Arizona State and is an aspiring Culinary Creative. Aside from being a wonderful daydreamer, she enjoys gardening, snapping photos of delicious meals and sharing her love of everything edible on her food blog Baked by Joanna.

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