Sheet cake

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Sheet cake
Sheet cake.jpg
Iced and decorated sheet cake for a student graduation
Alternative namesslab cake
TypeCake
Coursedessert, on its own
Serving temperaturecold

A sheet cake or slab 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 frequently frosted, with decorations and ornamental frosting along the borders and the flat top surface.[1]

Sheet cakes may be made in any flavor, with chocolate and vanilla being the two most common.[2] Commonly made in the home with boxed cake mixes, they can come in a variety of additional flavors, with 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.

Purchasing[edit]

In the United States, these cakes are commonly available in supermarkets and bakeries and tend to be inexpensive due to their simple manufacturing process.[3][4]

Size[edit]

Cake sizes are named after the sheet pan that the cake is baked in. A full-size commercial sheet cake pan is 18x24 or 18x26 inches in size.[5] A half-sheet is half that size, and a quarter-sheet or 9x13-inch pan, which usually results in 16 to 24 servings of cake, is one-quarter the size.

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References[edit]

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