Sheet cakes are awesome desserts to make when you need to feed a crowd and today I’m sharing 20 Easy Sheet Cake Recipes that will be perfect for so many occasions!
I’m gonna fess up and tell you, I don’t bake a lot of sheet cakes. I love eating them, but I just never think to make them for dessert.
Well… with one exception. This Pioneer Woman Chocolate Sheet Cake is a go-to in our house. Especially when I need to take a dessert to church potluck. Everybody in our church goes crazy for that cake and it’s so easy to make!
The thing is, because the batter is spread out in a sheet pan, the cakes are thinner and that means they bake quickly. There’s no layering or complicated frosting techniques that you need to know with sheet cakes either.2
But the big bonus is that they’re portable! I especially love to make them in disposable pans so there’s no clean up after church. Using disposable pans also means they’re easy to give to a family in need or if you’re preparing a meal for someone else. No dishes to track down later.
These 20 easy sheet cake recipes are ready to party with flavor combinations that are universal favorites so that you’re guaranteed to bring a winner to any event that you attend. From fall and winter themed cakes like caramel apple, pumpkin, maple pecan or peppermint to spring and summer favorites like carrot cake, key lime, coconut or cookies and cream, you’ll find delectable dessert recipes that are perfect for parties and potlucks.
You’ll be delighted at how easily and quickly these sheet cakes can be made. Browse this collection of delicious and simple one-layered cake recipes that are perfect for celebrations and holiday events.
I’m really excited to try out one (or ten) of these for our next potluck! Which do YOU think I should try?
20+ Easy Sheet Cake Recipes
With its luscious salted caramel glazed top and tender cake texture, this cinnamon-infused apple cake is the perfect dessert to serve for a fall party. The cake is sponge-like which only adds to the yummy factor of this classic autumn flavor combination. It’s a definite crowd-pleaser!
Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake by Handle The Heat
It you’re looking for a light and summery dessert to feed a crowd, try this citrusy key lime flavored sheet cake. Bonus: you don’t even need a mixer to make this batter! Grab a bag of limes and get ready to create this sweet treat.
Key Lime Sheet Cake by Tastes Of Lizzy T
While this is technically called a pie, it’s just as easy to make as a sheet cake, plus it’s baked on a slab sheet pan just like a sheet cake. With its crumbled vanilla wafer crust and super simple lemon lime filling (no mixer required) you just pop it in the oven to bake. When cooled and ready to serve, a whipped cream frosting tops it off. Delicious!
Lemon Lime Cream Slab Pie by The Merchant Baker
This might be the easiest pumpkin dessert you’ll make all season! Stir together all the fall-flavored cake ingredients, pour into a sheet pan and bake. The frosting is a maple cream cheese buttercream frosting that’s the perfect pairing for this cake that would work well for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any autumn-related event where pumpkin is celebrated!
Pumpkin Sheet Cake by Lemon Tree Dwelling
This dessert is light and fluffy with perfectly toasted coconut flakes on top of a coconut buttercream frosting – oh my! This sheet cake is a vision of yumminess. Make it in a 9 x 13 pan and you’ve got yourself a delicious sheet cake that travels well to take to your next potluck or party.
Coconut Sheet Cake by She Wears Many Hats
Peppermint perfection in a holiday sheet cake is what you’ll find with this recipe. A double chocolate cake batter get a little injection of extract for minty goodness. When baked and cooled, it gets topped with a fudgy mint icing. Garnish this masterpiece with crushed candy canes for a festive look. Be prepared for the wave of compliments coming your way!
Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake by Recipe Girl
This sheet cake recipe is awesome for just about any event. Perfect for baby showers, birthdays, and even holidays, this cake has a cookie-like texture that’s soft and chewy. The simple buttercream frosting gets decorated with a light dusting of colorful sprinkles and you’re good to go!
Sugar Cookie Cake Bars by Bitz N Giggles
Craving a cinnamon roll? Forget dealing with dough and make this awesome cinnamon roll sheet cake instead! Ready in about 30 minutes, this cake is full of the delectable buttery cinnamon swirl that gives it its name. Top it with a sweet drizzle of icing and indulge in this cake that’s perfect to eat for breakfast with a cup of coffee.
Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake by I Wash You Dry
Try this sweet carrot cake that you can adapt in many ways. You can add nuts, pineapple, coconut or even raisins to the batter if you like. A simple cream cheese frosting brings it all together making it the perfect portable cake for all your spring and summer events.
Carrot Sheet Cake by Love From The Oven
If you love cake but decorating just isn’t your thing, we’ve got you covered! Make this simple chocolate sheet cake with an easy cream cheese frosting. Take it over top with crushed Oreo cookies as a garnish and watch this crowd-pleasing cake get devoured in minutes!
Cookies N Cream Sheet Cake by Two Peas And Their Pod
This fruity sheet cake gets its red hue from the addition of maraschino cherries in the white cake mix. A dash of almond extract adds a tasty flavor dimension thats make this an irresistible cake that kids as well as adults will love!
Cherry Sheet Cake by Lil Luna
You’ll never miss the eggs that aren’t in this cake because the soda pop bubbles do all the “rising” work in this batter mix! No mixer is needed for this simple cake and it bakes in about 20 minutes. You’ll love the gooey frosting that also gets a hit of soda pop! Pour on the frosting, garnish it with nuts (optional) and let the frosting set for just a bit before slicing and serving. Delish!
Coca Cola Sheet Cake by Crazy For Crust
Easy to make and gorgeous to look at, this tangy sheet cake gets a bright infusion of lemon to make it a wonderful summer dessert to serve to your guests. White cake gets a lemon glaze that’s then garnished with small lemon pieces. You’ll want to refrigerate this cake to let the glaze set before serving.
Lemon Texas Sheet Cake by Five Heart Home
You’ll get the ultimate chocolate experience with this simple chocolate cake mix that’s up-leveled with a chocolate ganache glaze. You could stop right there, but don’t! Go ahead and add those mini chocolate chips as a garnish on top. This is a chocolate lovers dream cake so make sure you grab a piece early since there won’t be any leftovers!
Chocolate Chip Chocolate Sheet Cake by Spend With Pennies
Peanut butter lovers, here’s the one you’ve been waiting for! Kids as well as adults will flip over over this peanut butter cake with a gooey peanut butter glaze. There are no chocolate chips to obscure the peanut flavor, although you could totally garnish with a few mini chocolate chips if you desire.
Peanut Butter Sheet Cake by The Girl Who Ate Everything
Perfect for entertaining during the holidays, serve this maple pecan sheet cake that your guests will gobble up. Full of maple syrup and butter, this delectable cake is rich and dense. A cream cheese frosting with toasted pecans adds just the right finish to this crowd-pleasing cake.
Maple Pecan Sheet Cake by Six Clever Sisters
Chocolate and its best friend, peanut butter, team up in this magnificent sheet cake to make a dessert winner for any occasion. Loaded with a thick peanut butter frosting, this fudgy chocolate cake makes a perfect base for this amazing dessert!
Chocolate Sheet Cake with Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting by Sally’s Baking Addiction
All the summer fruity sweetness that you need is baked right into this fresh strawberry infused sheet cake. There’s no need for a frosting, but you could totally sprinkle with a thin layer of confectioner’s sugar or even a dollop of whipped cream when serving. Beautiful and delicious!
Strawberry Summer Sheet Cake by Smitten Kitchen
If you love banana bread, you’ll adore this simple and sweet banana sheet cake recipe. You can even add nuts (optional) if you want, but make sure you add the butter and cream cheese frosting! It’s a winner with kids as well as adults!
Banana Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting by Take A Bite
This light and airy sheet cake is the perfect summer dessert for a party. Angel food cake gets a dose of tropical additions such as pineapple, coconut and pina colada flavorings. Frost it generously and top with cherries and pineapple chunks for the ultimate summer fruit experience!
Pina Colada Sheet Cake by Gonna Want Seconds