Sheet Cake Recipes

Sheet cakes are easy to share, take along, and easy to make. Find recipes for the best Texas sheet cake, dump cake, wacky cake, and sweeten your sheet cake repertoire.

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Texas Sheet Cake V

Rating: 4.72 stars
I have made this recipe for years. My children always chose it for their birthday cake over any other, and it makes enough for a crowd. Moist and delicious. Very easy to make. Enjoy!

Zucchini Spice Cake

Rating: 4.71 stars
I created this recipe to use up a bumper crop of zucchini and to get my kids to eat more fruits and veggies without them knowing it. It is a dense cake reminiscent of carrot cake. I frequently add in an extra cup of stir-ins. Raisins, flake coconut, and walnuts or pecans are favorites.

Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

Rating: 4.86 stars
Banana bread bars with brown butter frosting.

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Rating: 4.55 stars
Texas Sheet Cake made with peanut butter instead of chocolate! Wonderfully moist with a delicious peanut butter frosting!

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Rating: 4.65 stars
This cake is great for potlucks!

Oma's Rhubarb Cake

Rating: 4.79 stars
Oma always makes this for her grand kids after she picks through her garden. Probably not good for the thighs but Oma's cooking is always good for the taste buds.

Crazy Cake

Rating: 4.68 stars
This cake was popular during the Depression, and does not have eggs in it.

Peanut Butter Cake

Rating: 4.35 stars
This is one of my favorite cake recipes given to me from a co-worker. It is the best peanut butter cake you will ever eat. The icing is like fudge.

Surprise Banana Cake

Rating: 4.51 stars
This is an old Seattle recipe for a simple cake to turn overripe bananas into a delicious dessert.

Gluten-Free Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars
I made this for my mom's 65th birthday and frosted it with a simple vanilla buttercream. No one can tell it's gluten free!

Sweet Polish Cherry Cake

Rating: 3.9 stars
A delicious homemade Polish cake with cherries for the whole family.

Chocolate Swirl Zucchini Sheet Cake

Rating: 3.93 stars
With a unique twist on the favorite chocolate zucchini cake, this recipe adds an attractive swirl of cream cheese that will have everyone asking for more. This cake can easily have other variations. I have made it without the cream cheese swirl/chips topping and have frosted the cake. I have also added other topping such as coconut, nuts, and caramel. You are limited only by your imagination.

Inspiration and Ideas

White Texas Sheet Cake
Rating: Unrated
"A moist and easy cake—and a nice change from chocolate. Perfect for get-togethers. My husband said 'Why have we been eating other cakes than this one?'" – jc
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Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Rating: 4.43 stars

This cake is made with three layers: Cake, filling, and topping. There are 4 types of milk in the filling and topping (whole milk, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream). This is an excellent cake for milk lovers!