Caramel Sheet Cake


I love, love, love sheet cakes.  They are so easy, they make a ton, and they are always so moist and yummy.  Have you ever made a from scratch cake that was kind of dry or just “off?”  Sadly, I have.  More than once.  But I am here to testify that I have never, ever, ever, ever-in my entire existence, had a sheet cake turn out less than perfect.  And I have been baking them since college.

Lately I have been experimenting with new flavors of the infamous “Texas” Sheet Cake (pause..does anyone know why sheet cakes came from Texas?  Is it because everything is big there??) besides chocolate, and this caramel cake was… wow, SO yummy!  I recently made this for a camp fundraiser and it was gone in a flash.  I have had many requests for the recipe, so here it is:

Caramel Sheet Cake

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2 c. Flour

1 c. Sugar

1 c. Brown Sugar

1 t. Baking Powder

1/2 t. Salt

1/2 t. Cinnamon

1 c. Butter

1/2 c. Water

1 c. Buttermilk

1 1/2 t. Vanilla

2 Eggs

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large mixing bowl, stir flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon til well combined.  Set aside.  In a saucepan, melt butter.  Over low heat, stir in water and buttermilk.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Whisk in eggs until well combined.  Stir wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients until well combined, you can whisk or beat if necessary.  Spray a sheet cake pan (approximately 10 x 15 inches–give or take a few inches..11 x 17 is fine too) with cooking spray.  Pour cake batter into pan, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


1/2 c. Butter

1 c. Brown Sugar

1/4 c. Buttermilk

1 t. Vanilla

2 c. Powdered Sugar, sifted

Pinch of Salt

Honey Roasted Cashews for garnish, if desired.  I desired this very much. ( I used about 1 cup, broken up some.)

In a medium saucepan, melt butter.  Add brown sugar and buttermilk, and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, powdered sugar, and salt.  Spread on warm cake.  Spread nuts over frosting.  Grab yourself a generous piece and hide in the closet.




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