Sheet Cake Recipes


Here are some of our readers' favorite Sheet Cake Recipes:  

Traditionally, sheet cakes were to feed large family gatherings, church pot lucks, parties and other celebrations. Often baked in jelly roll pans, usually 15"X10"X1", they make lots of servings, if a bit thin, but richness makes up for the lack of height. Most can also be baked in a 9"X13" pan if you want thicker squares but you may have to adjust baking times. 

One of the most famous and popular sheet cakes is the Texas Sheet Cake, often called just a "Sheath Cake" instead, a rich chocolate cake with vanilla and touch of cinnamon and a unique frosting that is like softer fudge and poured onto the warm cake. 

You will see many versions, but the "real thing" as I can tell you as a Native Texan will always be made with buttermilk, have pecans in the frosting, and will have that touch of cinnamon. 

I made this as the groom’s cake at his request for my older daughter’s wedding. This bakes for 20 minutes at 350F and uses 11 ingredients, plus more for the cooked frosting, but don’t be intimidated by that because it isn’t really difficult, and the taste is worth any effort.

This nice White Sheet Cake Recipe has a tangy sour cream touch and pecans in the frosting for more flavor. I’d rather substitute a good Mexican vanilla for the almond extract with pecans, and use toasted almonds if I kept the original flavoring. This needs 20-22 minutes at 375 and has nine ingredients.

Finally, blow away a hungry mob with this Giant Carrot Sheet Cake with the traditional cream cheese frosting. It’s simpler to make one big flat layer than the traditional stacked carrot cake but still provide all the flavor. You will use 10 ingredients and bake at 350F for about 35 minutes. 

Sheet cakes can be good choices for beginning cooks since there is little hassle, and you don’t even have to remove it from the pan. Most are served right out of the pan you baked them in and it all goes very quickly. But get your own slice early, because they get eaten just as fast!

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