If a simple, yet decadent cake is what you are seeking, then look no further than the classic sheet cake. A sheet cake is like any other type of cake, except you don't have to worry about layering, which makes it even more enticing. Unlike a layered cake, which takes some finessing, all you do is spread your frosting around and you're done! No need to take out the cake, but simply leaving it in the pan will do.
No one really knows who invented the sheet cake, but it is very related to the German chocolate cake in that they both contain buttermilk and pecans. Sheet cakes can also be of any flavor that you desire-citrusy, vanilla, full of spices, or a gooey butter cake, although the classic recipe calls for chocolate. The options are endless when it comes to this cake and it makes the perfect addition to barbeques and potlucks, since cutting it is a cinch. Whether you are in a pinch or what to throw something together and get on with your day, sheet cakes can also be dressed quite nicely with candies and other decorations for birthdays and other events. Or if you'd simply like something sweet to eat, here is an enticing recipe to try.
As you make your frosting, you may change it's consistency if you find it too thick or delete the frosting altogether for a lighter version of the dessert. To make your chocolate topping thinner, just add a little more milk or cream to thin it out.
Sheet cake is as yummy as it is easy to make and once you get your hands on this recipe, it will surely become a hit.