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Chocolate-Buttermilk Sheet Cake

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup water
1 cup butter, unsalted
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweet cocoa powder
1/2 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar
2 cups lflour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 cup chocolate chips
1 pound powdered sugar
1/3 cup whole milk
1 cup pecans, chopped


Preheat ovoen to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1" baking sheet. Whisk 1 cup water, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup cocoa, vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla and baking soda in large bowl to blend. Whick in sugar, flour, salt, then buttermilk and eggs. Spread batter in prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle batter with semisweet chocolate chips. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer cake in pan to rack.

Meanwhile, melt remmaining 1/2 cup butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar, whole milk, remaining 3 tablespoons cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Spread over warm cake. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool cake completely in pan.

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