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chocolate cake with chocolate pecan frosting


this was a recipe i got from one of oprah's television shows. this is a moist chocolate cake and one you can cut up into squares and eat right out of your hand with a napkin instead of a plate and fork.


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  1. To make the cake
  2. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees
  3. Lightly butter and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan
  4. Tapping out the excess flour
  5. Whisk the flour
  6. Granulated sugar
  7. Baking soda and salt in a large bowl to combine
  8. In medium saucepan
  9. Bring the butter
  10. Margarine
  11. Water and cocoa to boil over high heat
  12. Stirring to dissolve the butter and margarine
  13. Pour into flour mixture and whisk well
  14. Add the sour cream
  15. Then the eggs and vanilla
  16. And beat well
  17. Spread evenly in the pan
  18. Bake until the cake springs back when pressed in the center
  19. About 35 minutes
  20. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack
  21. To make frosting
  22. Bring the butter
  23. Milk and cocoa to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat
  24. Stirring to dissolve the butter
  25. "gradually stir in the confectioners sugar
  26. Then the vanilla"
  27. Stir in the chopped pecans
  28. Pour over the warm cake
  29. Cool the cake in the pan on the rack
  30. Cut into pieces and serve directly from pan

Step 15

Total Time in Minute 50

Ingredients Count 14

cooking chocolate cake with chocolate pecan frosting

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Granulated sugar

Baking soda


Unsalted butter



Unsweetened cocoa powder

Sour cream


Vanilla extract


"confectioners sugar"


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