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30 Sheet Cake Recipes for Your Next Party

From classic flavors and crowd favorites to new and creative combinations, these sheet cake recipes create lip-smacking desserts that’ll feed a mob.

I’m a huge dessert person, and so is everyone in my family. So whenever I bake or take home something sweet, it’s gone in a flash.

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That’s why I love sheet cakes. They require the same effort as baking a standard-sized cake, but with a much larger yield. 

They’re perfect for when you’re having people over or just have a family that’s as crazy for dessert as mine. 

The great thing is, there’s no dessert you can’t turn into a sheet cake. This list is proof.

Make your dessert-loving heart happy with these sheet cake recipes! There are 30 cakes to choose from, and each of them will blow you away with their larger-than-life size and flavors.

1. Carrot Sheet Cake

If there’s one cake that’s always a hit with party guests, it’s carrot cake! Even people who aren’t huge fans will fall for this cake.

This recipe will definitely convert all non-believers with its sheer moistness and flavor. The cream cheese frosting on top helps a lot, too.

2. The BEST Texas Sheet Cake

While I admit that this Texas sheet cake looks a little bit plain, don’t be fooled.

It may not look as colorful and decadent as something like a funfetti cake, but get ready to be blown away.

A Texas sheet cake is a moist chocolate cake with a delicate crumb coated with a warm chocolate frosting. No one knows for sure how it got its name, but I’m assuming it’s because of its size. 

It’s a simple dessert, but it hits all the right notes, both in textures and flavors.

3. Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

It’s a made-from-scratch yellow cake frosted with a fudgy chocolate icing. 

The recipe uses cake flour, which gives the yellow cake a light-as-a-feather crumb. 

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Just like the Texas sheet cake, this dessert has a simple flavor combination, but it’s one that never disappoints. 

4. Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

It’s a light and fluffy peanut butter cake finished off with a peanut butter chocolate frosting.

With peanut butter both in the cake AND the frosting, it’s definitely a must-try for peanut butter lovers.

Just like the previous entry, this recipe uses cake flour to create a wonderfully light and airy cake. 

The cake’s texture perfectly goes well with the rich and dense peanut butter chocolate frosting. Together, they make a marvelous yin and yang.

5. Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Your autumn party will be a huge hit if this pumpkin sheet cake is involved. From the picture alone, you can already tell how moist the cake is.

The flavors are off the charts, as well. The cake is a classic mix of pumpkin and fall spices, while the cream cheese frosting gives it a sweet and tangy twist.

Plus, it’s a surprisingly easy cake to make! It’s like a Thanksgiving miracle.

6. Lemon Sheet Cake

A light and moist lemon cake is bathed with a lemon glaze on top. It’s as bright and zesty as it looks! 

Garnished with thinly sliced lemons on top, this cake is definitely a looker. The great part is, you don’t need to be an expert cake decorator to pull it off.

Pro-tip: This cake tastes better the next day, when all its flavors have harmoniously united. 

7. Red Velvet Sheet Cake

Bet you didn’t think you can make red velvet cake in a sheet pan, huh? While this cake doesn’t look as glamorous as a traditional red velvet cake, it has all of its delectable flavors and textures.

From the cake’s tender and moist crumb to its rich yet light cream cheese frosting, this sheet cake version of the classic dessert is spot on.

8. Salted Caramel Sheet Cake

It’s a traditional yellow cake jazzed up with a salted caramel topping. This dessert is a party in your mouth!

The cake base has a simple flavor, but its texture is on point. The light and moist cake is covered in a bed of ooey-gooey caramel that’s made even more phenomenal with a sprinkle of sea salt.

9. Samoas Texas Sheet Cake

Remember those Girl Scout cookies you used to couldn’t live without? Well, this recipe makes a cake that tastes exactly like them. 

It’s a moist and fudgy, yet not-too-sweet, chocolate cake at the bottom covered with the most delectable toppings – caramel, toasted coconut, and mini chocolate chips.

You’d think this dessert would be way too decadent, considering its sheer amount of toppings.

On the contrary, though, all the components work together hand in hand to create a beautiful harmony of tastes and textures.

10. Raspberry Shortcake Sheet Cake

It’s a light and refreshing shortcake with a rich cream cheese layer and a gorgeous crimson raspberry topping.

You’ll love how insanely moist and fluffy this cake is. The cream cheese frosting gives it so much flavor, which is balanced out by the sweet and tart raspberry glaze. 

11. Cookies and Cream Sheet Cake

Take a box of white cake mix and whisk it with crushed Oreo cookies to get this sensational cookies and cream sheet cake.

Don’t end there, though. Take the cookies ‘n cream goodness up a notch – smother the cake with vanilla frosting and top it with even more crushed Oreos. Now, that’s the stuff.

12. Funfetti Sheet Cake

I don’t think there’s any other cake more perfect for a kid’s birthday party than this Funfetti sheet cake.

I mean, just look at how colorful it is! The cake itself is studded with sprinkles, and it’s topped with more, too. Those beautiful bright colors just scream fun.

It has simple sweet flavors, which means it’ll be a hit with the young ’uns. And because it’s a sheet cake, it can easily feed all the guests.

13. Easy Coconut Sheet Cake

How dainty does this sheet cake look, am I right? I love how coconut can transform any dessert into such a masterpiece.

This cake isn’t just a looker, either. A basic white cake mix is given a makeover with coconut extract and sweetened flaked coconut.

It’s then covered with a decadent cream cheese frosting, which of course, is flavored with coconut as well.

It’s finished off with a generous sprinkling of more sweetened coconut flakes, because there’s no such thing as too much coconut.

14. (Super Easy) Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

If you’re not new to my blog, you know that I’m obsessed with tres leches. This ridiculously delectable cake is just too good to be true.

First of all, it’s impossible to mess up. Even if your cake is too dry, the mixture of cream, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk will make it incredibly soft and bursting with milky goodness.

It’s fantastic even without frosting, but you can finish it off with whipped cream, if desired.

15. Wacky Cake

The name of the cake alone tells you it’s fun and exciting. But did you know that the wacky cake is also called Depression cake?

It’s because this dessert dates back to the Depression era, a time when ingredients were expensive and hard to come by. That’s why this chocolate cake doesn’t call for eggs and milk.

Despite the absence of dairy, though, this cake is seriously good. 

16. Sheet Pan Banana Cake

Let me tell you why you need to ditch your banana loaf recipe and make this banana sheet cake, instead.

This recipe requires the same amount of work you’ll put in if you made a banana loaf, but with a significantly larger yield.

The tastes and textures are also impeccable. It’s moist and tender, with a perfect flavor combination of sweet bananas and decadent chocolate.

Trust me, you’ll eat this cake all day and night, so it helps to have a steady supply.

17. Easy Rhubarb Cake – a Delicious Summertime Treat

This rhubarb cake is the summer dessert you didn’t know you needed.

This cake can be enjoyed either chilled or warm served with ice cream on top.

I personally prefer the second option, because the combination of sweet and tart rhubarb cake and cold vanilla ice cream is just heaven.

18. Apple Sheet Cake

Apple isn’t my favorite fruit to snack on, but when it comes to baked goods, I couldn’t ask for a better ingredient.

Take this apple sheet cake, as a for instance. A simple cake batter is filled with chunks of apples and baked to perfection.

You’ll love how the apples turn soft on the outside, while still having a little crunch on the inside. Plus, it makes the cake moist and gives it wonderful aromas and flavors, as well. 

19. Cherry Sheet Cake

Don’t just settle for a dessert with cherries on top. Put the cherries in the cake itself.

This refreshing summer cake is light and airy. But what makes it epic is that it’s loaded with sweet cherries. 

It’s dusted with powdered sugar, to boot, just to give it an extra dose of sweetness. It makes it super pretty, too!

20. Vanilla Sheet Cake with Whipped Buttercream Frosting

Whoever said vanilla is such a boring flavor has yet to try this sensational cake. 

You’ll love how this cake’s crumb is wonderfully soft and bouncy.

It’s coated with a rich and fluffy layer of vanilla buttercream, which is a luscious combination of butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and whipped cream.

21. Coca-Cola Sheet Cake

If you’ve never added soda to cake batter, what are you waiting for? Try it now, and be blown away by the result.

There are no dry cakes where soda is involved. Thanks to Coke, this cake is sensationally moist and tender. 

The frosting is flavored with Coke as well, which gives it subtle notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices.

22. Ruby Red Grapefruit Sheet Cake with Grapefruit Cream Cheese Frosting

As healthy as grapefruit for breakfast is, it doesn’t excite the taste buds, at all. So why not turn it into a cake, instead?

Sure, it won’t be that wholesome anymore, but who cares? It’s wildly tasty, it’s worth the calories.

The grapefruit-flavored cake itself is already tasty, but the cream cheese frosting just takes it over the top.

23. Lime Sheet Cake

If a bright and light cake is what you’re craving, that’s exactly what this recipe will bring.

For the batter, you’ll simply combine white cake mix with lime Jell-O mix and lime juice. The Jell-O gives the cake a lovely tinge of green, which makes it look even more refreshing.

Frosted with a lime buttercream frosting and garnished with lime zest on top, this cake is absolutely delightful.

24. Strawberry Sheet Cake

Is there anything more refreshing than a light and airy cake with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top? I don’t think so.

This majestic summer cake is the perfect way to end a hearty BBQ or any heavy meal. 

25. Vegan Pistachio Sheet Cake

Gone are the days when vegans can’t enjoy the deliciousness of a cake. Thanks to innovative recipes such as this, veganism has become easier to adhere to.

So whether you are vegan or serving dessert to someone who is, this pistachio cake is a must-try.

26. Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake

Blueberries and lemon combine to make an astonishingly refreshing sheet cake.

This cake is flavored with lemon juice and studded with fresh blueberries. It’s topped with a sweet lemon glaze to provide an added layer of sweetness and tartness. 

27. Chocolate Zucchini Sheet Cake

Don’t be afraid of cakes with vegetables in them. All you’ll taste in this cake is pure, unadulterated chocolate flavor.

All zucchini does here is to make the cake wonderfully moist. It’s also a great way to make kids eat their veggies!

28. Halloween Cake ~ Spooky Graveyard

This Halloween, impress the trick-or-treaters with this amazingly spooky graveyard cake. It looks complicated, and it kind of is, but it’s nothing you can’t do.

And even if you don’t get it perfectly, it’s fine. It’ll still taste awesome.

29. Pineapple Sheet Cake

Pineapple, coconut, and pecans together in one? That’s the ultimate tropical treat, right there.

The crushed pineapple in the batter doesn’t only give the cake flavor, but also makes it moist. 

Its flavor and texture are already so flawless, a simple vanilla glaze would’ve sufficed. But the recipe takes things to another level by adding shredded coconut and pecans on top.

30. Grandma’s Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise in cake? That doesn’t sound too appetizing, does it?

Don’t knock it ‘till you try it, though. This chocolate cake will blow your mind with its stunning tastes and textures.

30 Sheet Cakes for Your Next Party

These sheet cake recipes are perfect for any party! From carrot to red velvet to cookies and cream, these cakes will be guaranteed hits!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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