13 Sheet Cakes You Won't Want to Share

Zucchini Bars with Spice Frosting
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The ever-reliable, shareable, and scrumptious sheet cake is here to stay. And there are numerous ways to customize your cake — whether it's a coconut poke confection or a buttery single-layer slice dotted with sour cherries. Discover why these classic cakes have earned top marks in our community of home cooks with thirteen of our favorite sheet cake recipes.

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Easy Lemon Sheet Cake

portrait shot lemon sheet cake slice

Try a citrusy slice of lemon sheet cake for a sweet pick-me-up after dinner. The moist cake is topped with a cream cheese frosting that has just a hint of lemon zest to amplify the bright, zesty flavor.

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Oma's Rhubarb Cake

slice of rhubarb cake on a white plate

Cut into delicious comfort when you make this buttery, grandma-inspired rhubarb cake. A dusting of cinnamon pairs perfectly with the sweet tang of rhubarb.

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Pineapple Sheet Cake

portrait shot of frosted pineapple sheet cake

Crushed pineapples, pecans, and coconut flakes make each bite of this cake feel like a celebration. A decadent offering that's poked while still warm to allow cake to soak up a mouthwatering vanilla-coconut glaze.

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Zucchini Bars with Spice Frosting

Zucchini Bars with Spice Frosting

These "bars" are simply slices of nutty zucchini cake slathered with a perfectly spiced buttercream frosting. Warming spices like clove and cinnamon envelop the tastebuds with every bite.

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Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

overhead shot peanut butter sheet cake

A Texas sheet cake turned nutty. Chunky peanut butter and marshmallows make this dangerously sweet cake one you'll want to make over and over again.

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Apple Sheet Cake

apple pie-style sheet cake
Fritzie Kyle

American as apple pie and even easier to make. "I took it to a pot luck and got LOTS of requests for the recipe," says home cook Schellebelle. Use butter in your pastry for a more tender crust."

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Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Try this delicately spiced pumpkin cake whenever you want to wow a crowd. A quick cream cheese frosting and chopped walnuts instantly elevates this top-rated recipe.

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Sheet Cake With Sour Cherries

261168 Sheet Cake with Sour Cherries

A rich, buttery sponge filled with sour cherries is the way to go. Vibrant color and luxurious flavor is just a bake away with this decadent recipe. Dust with powdered sugar for an extra-special finish.

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Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

a square slice of cake topped with whipped cream and a sliced strawberry, served on a square white plate
Photo by Melissa Goff. Melissa Goff

This sheet cake is soaked in 3 kinds of milk, then chilled to to allow for maximum flavor absorption. Top with whipped cream and fresh strawberries for a beautifully delicious garnish.

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Surprise Banana Cake

7306 Surprise Banana Cake

"I had overripe bananas I needed to use and thought this cake would be a great way to do it," says reviewer Ivandiepart. "I frosted it with brown sugar cream cheese frosting. This cake is very moist — just the way I like it!"

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Outrageously Buttery Crumb Cake

214562 Outrageously Butter Crumb Cake

The name says it all for this gooey, buttery confection. Yellow cake mix is combined with cinnamon, brown sugar, and lots of butter to create a soft center and delightfully crumbly top.

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Coconut Poke Cake

closeup coconut cake

Coconut lovers rejoice. Fluffy, white sponge cake is soaked in coconut milk then topped with whipped frosting and a generous layer of coconut flakes for a fun, fruity way to enjoy dessert.

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Ruby Cake

Fruit Cocktail Cake with a coconut-brown sugar-nut topping and a creamy coconut sauce

"This is a fruit cocktail cake with a coconut-brown sugar and nut topping and creamy coconut sauce," explains recipe creator Penilu. Proof that sheet cake can be easy and elegant.

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