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Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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I love the smell of fresh coffee: it’s robust and delicious and reminds me of childhood days. My dad has always drank his coffee bold and black and I will never forget the aroma as I sat beside him at mealtime.

Now Sam gets to make the same kind of memories with me — taking in the rich smell of coffee while we finish dinner and, on the lucky days, dig into dessert (like the amazing Texas Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting I’m about to tell you about).

We’re talking coffee, dessert and a sweet pledge for the environment today; thanks to NABOB for sponsoring the conversation.

NABOB Coffee Cup

All my life, my dad started each day in the same ritual: putting on a pot of boiling water.

As an adult, mugs of fresh brew also start my day. But one big difference: they come from a single cup brewer on my counter instead of a kettle. I love the convenience, the wide selection of flavours to choose from and being able to grab a pod and enjoy a fresh cup anytime.

NABOB K Cups

But, to be honest, I’ve always felt guilty about throwing those pods in the garbage after every cup.

Enter NABOB.

NABOB is one of Canada’s longest standing names in the coffee industry: they’ve celebrated authenticity and superior taste since starting in 1896. And since 2008, they’ve taken on the mission of sustainability. 30% of their beans are from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

Now, they’re taking their mission even further and they’ve created recyclable pods that are available in-store now.

NABOB Bold K Cups

Recycling them is so easy. Just three simple steps. Once you let the pod cool:

  1. Locate the raised symbol on the side of the pod and push the tab directly above.
  2. Peel filter away from pod and discard.
  3. Place empty outer pod with your other recyclables; where #6 plastics are accepted.

Take The Nabob Pledge

You can participate in the #NABOBPodPledge — your support will mean thousands of new tree seedlings across Canada. Head to NABOB.ca, click on the map and enter your city to take the pledge.

For each pledge taken on the map, NABOB helps Tree Canada plant a tree. Their goal is to plant 15,000 new trees! I hope you’ll join me in taking the challenge.

Texas Sheet Cake

It’s a total game changer for me.

As if coffee wasn’t already the perfect way to start the day.

And the perfect sidekick to a delicious dessert.

How to Make Texas Sheet Cake

Speaking of dessert.

This is the Texas sheet cake with peanut butter frosting I was telling you about. It is an amazing treat to serve your family or your guests along with a cuppa NABOB coffee (or eat on your own… I won’t judge).

It even has a little bit of coffee in it… so I feel like it truly is perfection.

Texas Sheet Cake Peanut Butter Frosting

You can never go wrong with a classic combination like peanut butter and chocolate, especially with something as easy as a Texas Sheet Cake.

Sam devoured his helping of this cake the last time I made it. I don’t think I even had my coffee half gone before he was practically licking the plate.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

This particular recipe is an adaptation of the classic Texas Sheet Cake recipe. This version has more chocolate added. It also uses a cup of boiling coffee — since that’s how we usually make my chocolate cakes anyway.

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

Melodee taste tested it earlier with her husband’s co-workers and he actually called home from work to tell her what a hit it was.

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

The best thing about this recipe is that you probably have all these ingredients on hand, so make it right now if you want. I won’t judge. 😉

Oh, and while you’re waiting for it to bake, you have more than enough time to take the Nabob Pledge!!!

Take The Nabob Pledge

You can participate in the #NABOBPodPledge — your support will mean thousands of new tree seedlings across Canada. Head to NABOB.ca, click on the map and enter your city to take the pledge.

For each pledge taken on the map, NABOB helps Tree Canada plant a tree. Their goal is to plant 15,000 new trees! I hope you’ll join me in taking the challenge.

Texas Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Texas Sheet Cake
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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER TEXAS SHEET CAKE

This absolutely delicious chocolate sheet cake is made even more perfect with peanut butter frosting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 117 kcal

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup boiling coffee*
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 bag peanut butter chips

Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 tablespoons half and half regular milk is fine
  • chopped chocolate peanut butter cups for garnish I used 14 snack size cups

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate measuring cup, measure out buttermilk and whisk in two eggs, vanilla and baking soda.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl or sauce pan, melt butter and whisk in cocoa powder until smooth.
  4. Slowly pour in boiling coffee into the butter and chocolate.
  5. Add the buttermilk to the chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.
  6. Whisk into flour, sugar and salt. Stir until combined, making sure to break up large clumps of flour. Then stir in peanut butter chips.
  7. Pour into a greased 13×18 baking sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  10. While the cake is cooling, make the frosting. Combine the butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Slowly add the half and half until the frosting becomes smooth and creamy.
  11. Poke holes all over the warm cake with a form and then gently frost the cake. Garnish with chopped chocolate peanut butter cups. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

For the coffee, brew 8 ounces of Nabob coffee and microwave it until boiling.

Nutrition Facts
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER TEXAS SHEET CAKE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.

    3 Comments

    1. Hannah Griffin

      May 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      This was to die for!!!

    2. Eric Alba

      May 21, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      Perfect combination!!!

    3. Connie

      May 28, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Need to put in Pintrest… but how???

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