You might think that there has to be a special occasion in order to enjoy the goodness that is cake.
You would be right.
What's the special occasion?
You're alive. You have this great, wide-open life. You have a purpose.
Amazing reason, right?
So go make this cake. And be glad.
Note: I based this on the Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Sheet Cake from her cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Clearly I made some significant changes. If you want to pretend that using spelt flour, less sugar, almond milk, and no frosting makes it healthier, by all means, don't let me stop you. (I would say it is slightly healthier. But, as we all know, "healthier" is a relative term. You've still got 2 sticks of butter in this thing!)
Spelt Chocolate Sheet Cake
1 cup spelt flour
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
A little more than 1 cup cane sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup almond milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
4 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Stir together and set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, mix the almond milk, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda. Mix well with a fork and set aside.
4. In a microwave-proof bowl, melt the butter. Add the cocoa. Whisk together until smooth.
5. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and then add to the butter/cocoa mixture. Allow to bubble for a moment.
6. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.
7. Pour in the egg mixture and stir together until smooth.
8. Pour into an ungreased rimmed baking sheet.
9. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
10. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes and then slice to serve.
Enjoy, my sweet friends! Celebrate this day and eat cake!
Also - Happy Martin Luther King Day!
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