When it comes to cake, the rule is simple: more is always better. Of course, this is especially true when you're baking to please a crowd. This is why Texas Sheet Cake and it's chocolate and non-chocolate kin are loved as much for their versatility as they are for their surface area. Sheet cakes are an easy-to-make dessert for big groups, whether you're baking for a birthday bash, a baby shower, an engagement party, or a weekend potluck.
Texas Sheet Cake
The most popular sheet cake ever, but why? Well, what goes better with chocolate than more chocolate? This easy-to-make, easy-to-love chocolate sheet cake has a touch of cinnamon in the batter and is drizzled with a rich, smooth chocolate glaze. A sprinkle of pecans seals the deal.
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This classic white cake with vanilla frosting is all about elegant simplicity. The best part? It's a double decker!
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Yellow sheet cake gets an instant upgrade with the addition of cornmeal, which changes up the flavor and texture of the cake and compliments the blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries that give the cake a fruity sweetness. Serve each portion with a dollop of whipped cream for an indulgent kick.
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The only thing better than two layers of sweet vanilla sheet cake is three layers of sweet vanilla sheet cake. Add a chilled lemon mousse what Italians call "semifreddo" to the mix, and you've got yourself a delightfully sweet and citrusy dessert.
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Each is fantastic on its own, but when chocolate and coconut get together something extra special happens. This super rich, gooey chocolate sheet cake has a coconut-and-coffee topping -- and is served with whipped cream and a generous sprinkling of coconut flakes.
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Get ready to earn your (master sheet cake baker) stripes! Colorful layers of sorbet, ice cream, and jam are sandwiched between two light and fluffy layers of angel food sheet cake creating a dessert that's as pretty to look at as it is tasty to eat.
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No frosting required! A dusting of confectioners' sugar is all that's needed to finish this fruit-studded sheet cake. Once it's sliced in easy-to-nibble triangles, you can just as easily enjoy this cake as an afternoon snack as a tasty party treat.
Want the simplicity of a sheet cake but need a dessert with a little more of a "wow" factor? These strawberry shortcake jellies, which use sheet pound cake as a base and are assembled in a teacup, are easy but impressive.
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