Y’all…it’s time to get busy baking Southern style! I’ve told you before, I don’t really say y’all when I talk. But I LOVE to type it. It’s just so cute…and Southern! And I do live in South Florida. Even though I don’t think Florida is considered a part of the South.
Anyway, we can finish that discussion another day. Let’s talk chocolate! Chocolate has been on my mind a lot lately. A lot more than normally. Did you see my last post where I did a LIGHT chocolate dessert with delicious Chobani Greek Yogurt?
I had so much fun coming up with my last recipe. I eat Chobani Greek Yogurt every day! Yes, every day! It is my little indulgence at the end of a long day. I drizzle it with honey and a little bit of granola. That is my secret to avoiding finishing off all the sweets I bake!
This is the Chobani mitt that all the yogurt challenge participants signed. I am about to send it back to Chobani. I wish I could keep it.
I have been drooling this issue of Southern Living’s Out Best-Ever Cakes and Pies from 2008 that my mamma gave me. Thank you mamma! I promised my family (and neighbors) I would bake some recipes from it. The first one I had to try was their Texas Sheet Cake. What is exactly a Texas Sheet Cake? I researched a little bit and found that a Texas Sheet Cake was actually first called a Sheath Cake. On this blog , I read that many people in Texas don’t even know that this cake is called a Texas Sheet Cake . Phew! Then I won’t offend the kind people of the lovely state of Texas when they find out I added Chobani Greek Yogurt . I guess in Texas people say it's "Aunt Velma's Chocolate Cake", or they just call it a Chocolate Cake. I thought a little bit of Chobani Honey Greek Yogurt would be the perfect addition. I am not going to lie and say that this is a light dessert like my last Chobani recipe was.
This has lots of butter. Buckets of butter. This cake is moist. It is addictive. You will be happy you made it in a sheet pan because everyone will want a slice or two when they see you’ve made a Texas Sheet Cake. A Totally Rad Texas Sheet Cake!
Part of the beauty of this cake is that it is super easy to make. It is super easy barring any strange interruptions. Like a bottle of maple syrup falling out of the refrigerator. Which quickly turned into maple syrup in puddles in front of the fridge and splattered on your cabinet doors. Or your son asking for help changing into his 3rd pair of pajamas. Or maybe your neighbor coming over for help on Twitter. I think my neighbor was trying to get first dibs on the cake. Smart neighbor! Now let’s talk about the giveaway!!
The Chobani people are just DARLING! Since I was the last participant in the Chobani Greek Yogurt Challenge, I got to decide if I wanted to offer my readers some FREE Chobani Greek Yogurt! I quickly decided yes! One very lucky winner will get a case of 12 (6 oz) Chobani Greek Yogurts! It will go by quickly and you will wish you won instead a one- year free supply. I need to talk to the Chobani people. Anyway, the prize is 12 scrumptious yogurts!
BONUS ENTRIES: Each entry comment counts as a SEPARATE entry in the giveaway! To enter giveaways:
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10. Drawing will be done randomly from all comments recorded by Monday, January 17 by 11 PM and one lucky winner-will announced on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
11. Shipping only in the US. I apologize to my international friends.
That’s 9 chances to win! Yippee! The more entries you make, the better your chances are to WIN! Again, you MUST leave a separate comment for each entry to count : )
Here’s the other best part…the recipe!!
Totally Rad Texas Sheet Cake
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten6 ounce container of Chobani Honey Greek Yogurt
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 sticks regular butter (if you have unsalted, that is fine too!)
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup water
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in Chobani Honey Greek Yogurt, sour cream, and lightly beaten eggs. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 1 cup water and 1/4 cup cocoa. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat.
Let it cool a minute, and then with a hand-mixer on a low speed, add in the yogurt mixture into the cocoa mixture a little at a time. Pour the luscious batter into a lightly greased 15x10x1 jelly-roll pan.
Bake at 325 F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Spread the warm cake with Fudge Icing.
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 (16 oz) package powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Stir together first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until slightly thickened; remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
So now I want the skinny!! IF you live in Texas, do you call this cake a Texas Sheet Cake or a Sheath Cake?
Good luck to every one of you! I appreciate you taking the time to keep up with my baking adventures!