Ugly Sweater Cake
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Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Ugly Sweater Cake

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 servings


Chocolate Sheet Cake:


Special equipment:
a piping bag with an X-shaped nozzle, optional
  1. Remove the cake from the pan and place bottom-side up on a platter.
  2. Put 1 container of plain frosting in a piping bag with an X-shaped nozzle or in a resealable bag with the bottom corner snipped. Add green coloring to each of the other 2 containers of frosting and mix until they are a consistent green.
  3. Using an offset spatula, spread the green frosting evenly over the top and sides of the cake. Pipe the plain frosting in a Y shape to make it look like a sweater V-neck and front fastening. Decorate with cake decorations and holiday candies--use any design you like and make it your own.

Chocolate Sheet Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Stir together and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla and eggs. Mix with a fork and set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the cocoa. Whisk together to combine. Meanwhile, bring 1 cup water to a boil. When the butter is melted, pour the boiling water in the pan. Allow to bubble for a moment, then turn off the heat.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Stir together for a moment to cool the chocolate, then pour in the egg mixture. Stir together until smooth, then pour into a rimmed half sheet pan and bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool, then cut the finished cake in half so it is the size of a quarter sheet pan.