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Yellow Sheet Cake

  • Yield: Makes one 13-by-18-inch sheet cake
Yellow Sheet Cake

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 8 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13-by-18-inch baking pan, and line with parchment paper; set aside. On a piece of parchment paper, sift together flour and cornstarch; set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine eggs, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat on high speed until mixture is thick and holds a ribbonlike trail on the surface when the whisk is raised, about 5 minutes.

  3. Holding parchment paper like a funnel, add flour mixture to egg mixture. With machine running on low speed, mix until just combined. In a steady stream, add 2/3 cup melted butter; mix until just combined. Remove bowl from mixer; detach whisk. Using the whisk, fold mixture several times.

  4. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake cake until center springs back when touched with a finger, about 18 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack until completely cool.


Reviews (2)

  • ericarice2 6 Jul, 2011

    Usually any cake recipe I have tried from here is great. This is not one of them. It is horrible!! DO NOT waste your time or money on making this cake. I was planning on making it for my son's 1st birthday party and I made this as a "practice" cake to see how it turned out before the big day. Boy am I glad I did that beforehand! It is extremely thin and has the consistency of an old sponge and doesn't taste much better. Sorry Martha, you missed the mark with this one :(

  • padgro 5 Mar, 2008

    Hi I made this cake and it did'nt turn out . It dose not call for any milk or oil just the eggs which is the only liquid in the rescipe. The cake was flat about a inch high and it didn't cook all the way in the middle I tried it and it was nasty. I think it should call for some other kind of liquid.

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