This Quick Large Party Cake is perfect for any birthday celebration or get-together. A quick and easy vanilla sheet cake is topped with creamy chocolate buttercream frosting and your favorite colored sprinkles. This Quick Large Party Cake is a delicious way to feed a crowd.
With a foolproof recipe and easy frost-in-the-pan decorating, you’ll have a delicious homemade cake ready for a party in no time. A big cake needs a big pan, and the Sweet Creations by GoodCook Best Ever Bakeware 18×13” Half-Sheet Cake Pan fits this extra-large cake perfectly.
This recipe starts with a simple yellow sheet cake batter. It’s a one-bowl recipe that comes together quickly and easily. As the cake cools, prepare the frosting.
This silky frosting has a smooth and creamy consistency which makes it easily spreadable. To make the frosting, whip softened butter with electric beaters or in a stand-up mixer, adding vanilla in at the end. Start adding in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Adjust the sweetness to your liking, adding more powdered sugar by the cup if it’s not sweet enough. Add in the cocoa powder, followed by the milk, adding one teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Use a GoodCook Touch Spatula Spreader to frost the cake right in the pan.
We used a combination of bright sprinkles, rainbow mini chips and colorful M&M candies to top this festive cake. There’s an endless possibility of combinations when it comes to decorating your cake. Grab your favorite sprinkles and candies and get decorating!
The cake can be baked ahead of time and frosted right before your party. Bake and cool the cake, leaving it in the pan. Wrap the completely cooled cake tightly in plastic wrap until ready to frost.
Get The Tools
With the GoodCook line of bakeware, your cake will be the star of the party. Grab a GoodCook Touch 5 Qt Mixing Bowl and GoodCook Mixing Spoon to get started. This sheet cake bakes up perfectly in a Sweet Creations by GoodCook Best Ever Bakeware 18×13” Half-Sheet Cake Pan and is frosted evenly with a GoodCook Touch Spatula Spreader. Are you ready for a quick and delicious party cake?
Bake & Share
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Quick Large Party Cake
For the cake
- cooking spray
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla
For the frosting
- 2 sticks salted butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4-1/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and Combine all cake ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Pour into a greased 18x13x1 GoodCook baking sheet and bake 12-13 minutes.
For the frosting, place butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer and beat until creamy. Beat in vanilla. Sprinkle in powdered sugar and cocoa powder, one half cup at a time, beating well and scraping sides of bowl often. Add milk, 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Spread on top of cooled cake and top with your favorite sprinkles. (We used chocolate candies, rainbow chocolate chips, and mini sprinkle rounds.