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15 Impressively Easy Sheet Cakes

Sheetcake Hero
Holy sheet cake!
By Burn The Wine

Where does this terminology come from? What makes a sheet cake a sheet cake?

It’s not as though the cake is birthed from a pile of linens. I can say that with 100% confidence, as I have never found any cake in my linen closet. I did some hi-tech research (a lot of keyboard buttons were pushed and several browser tabs examined) to determine what exactly makes a cake a sheet cake.

A sheet cake is:

1) Baked in a large, flat rectangular pan – like a sheet or a jellyroll pan.

2) Single-layered.

3) Almost always frosted with decorations and ornamental frosting along the borders with a flat top surface.

Let’s be honest; the cake is probably named after the baking pan. While that’s not as intriguing, this segues perfectly into our next item of business: amazing sheet cake recipes to make amazing sheet cakes for you to eat. And maybe share. Maybe.


1. Sweet Potato Sheet Cake with Bacon Cream Cheese Frosting

Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix and mashed sweet potatoes form the delicious base of this amazing cake. Topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting and savory, salty bacon crumbles, this one is sure to please.


2. Chocolate Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix is baked to chocolatey perfection and then topped with decadent brown sugar frosting and chocolate-covered cashews and pecans. If this cake were in a cakewalk, it’d cause a stampede!


3. Mexican Chocolate Sheet Cake

Cinnamon and coffee flavors make this cake spicy and extra delicious—and perfect for sharing with friends.


4. Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Citrus lovers will fall in love with this heavenly lemony cake.


5. Apple Pie Cake

Can’t decide between cake and pie? Now you don’t have to! Just use this recipe and a handy box of cake mix to create and then eat the best of both desserts!


6. German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ German chocolate cake mix, coconut flakes, chopped pecans and luscious chocolate frosting all conspire to make your mouth the happiest.


7. Peanut Butter Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

You can up the flavor ante if you combine yellow cake mix with rich, creamy peanut buttery goodness. Top it off with chocolate frosting for maximum yum!


8. Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

This cake is the inverse of the previous cake. Instead of a PB cake base you employ Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix. Frost that bad boy with a creamy peanut buttery icing and roasted peanuts for more than one tempting mouthful.


9. White Chocolate Sheet Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

It’s totally fine to make this cake after Labor Day, before Labor Day, or on any day, really. Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix and white chocolate baking bars are always in fashion.


10. Peanut Butter Tandy Cake

What the heck makes a cake “tandy”? Apparently all that’s required is a yellow cake base, a layer of peanut butter and a separate layer of chocolate. Combined, you get a cake that is sure to please all the palates.


11. Triple Chocolate Sheet Cake

Now we’re talking! What’s better than one instance of chocolate? ALL CHOCOLATE! This cake quite literally has it all: chocolate frosting and decadent baking cocoa all atop a chocolate cake base.


12. Strawberry Shortcake Cake

This easy, sweet treat is perfect for summer! Sweet fresh berries alight upon a rich cream cheese frosting accompanied by a sweet strawberry glaze.


13. Honey Bun Cake

What could be better than warm brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans lovingly nestled in between layers of yellow cake? The answer is zero, friends; there is nothing more betterer.


14. Warm Caramel Apple Cake

Gasp aloud and clutch the pearls, have you ever seen anything quite so sinful? Sinfully delicious, that is. Just use Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix and you can easily make this warm, caramel delight a regular part of your repertoire.


15. S’mores Cake

Have you ever seen such a thing of beauty? It’s a marvel that rivals mountaintops and crisp, clear springs—but is infinitely more edible!