Vanilla Cake with Nutella-Chocolate Frosting


Recipe Used:

What I Changed:

  • So this is actually a recipe for a Texas Sheet cake that the blogger felt was closer to a brownie…I felt like it was closer to a cake 😛 A relatively dense, rich cake, but still cake. Maybe take out the BP for a more brownie-like texture?
  • Baked in a 9×13 for ~25 min at 350
  • Doubled the vanilla
  • Browned the butter juuuuust a bit
  • For the frosting, helps a lot to mix cocoa and powdered sugar with small amount of Nutella first – gets rid of lumps!

What I Liked:

  • Very easy to make, can be mixed by hand

  • The sour cream added a nice tang that helped cut the sweetness
  • Verrry moist 😀

What I Would Change:

  • Would bake in a sheet pan and split in two for a layer cake!
  • Would add half a teaspoon of almond extract to the batter (a lot of the original texas sheet cake recipes call for that, and I think it would really take the cake to the next level)

Other Comments:

  • Little bits of granola decoration came off in traveling…but otherwise the cake and frosting were super sturdy!


Now accepting models for my baked goods.


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