Sheet cake

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Sheet cake
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Iced and decorated sheet cake

A sheet cake is a cake baked in a large, flat rectangular pan such as a sheet pan or a jelly roll pan. These single-layer cakes are almost always frosted, with decorations and ornamental frosting along the borders and the flat top surface.[1] In the United States, these cakes are commonly available in supermarkets and bakeries and tend to be inexpensive due to their simple manufacturing process.[2][3]

Sheet cakes may be made in any flavor, with chocolate and vanilla being the two most common.[4] Commonly made in the home with boxed cake mixes, they can come in a variety of additional flavors, with colorful batter mix-ins such as sprinkles and chocolate chips. By definition, they are made from a single continuous piece of cake. Ingredients such as nuts, chocolate chips, or coconut may be sprinkled over the top.

A layer cake may be made from a sheet cake that has been split, filled with jam or icing, and frosted.

A US commercial sheet cake pan is 18x24x2 or 18x26x2 inches in size.[5]

In the UK, Canada, and Australia a similar cake is referred to as a slab cake.


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  1. ^ "sheet cake (noun) American English definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary". Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  2. ^ "Cakes for Any Occasion -". 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  3. ^ "Sheet Cake Cite".
  4. ^ "Popular Cake Flavors" (PDF).
  5. ^ "What is the size of a full sheet cake?".