I am wanting to make a sheet cake, but not sure what type or size of pan I should use. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Sabrina from Council, NC
Wilton's makes cake pans of all sizes and shapes, including sheet cake pans. You can find them at Michael's, Craftmart, Walmart (sometimes) and other craft or baking supply stores. (10/15/2008)
A sheet cake is just the flat, long one. You can get disposable pans or used ones at the local store in the bakery aisle, or your local thrift store.
Here's a great recipe to try.
GELATIN POKE CAKE:
1) Bake a white, yellow, or pink sheet cake. When it is cool, poke holes in the top all the way to the bottom around the cake about 2" apart, with the handle end of a wooden spoon.
2) Make any flavor Jello, Royal or generic 4 oz., using just the hot water! Pour it evenly over the cake, cover, and chill for 1 hour.
3) When the cake is chilled, cover with whipped cream that you make or get in the tubs. When you cut into it, it's moist, a cool color and flavor, and you don't have to frost it!
NOTE: When you fill the cake pan, lift it up several times and drop it from about 3" from the counter. You will see little bubbles come up from the bottom and eventually burst open at the top. Those are why cakes often come out uneven. Doing this helps a lot. (10/17/2008)
A 13x9x2 pan should do. (10/17/2008)
Bake and place two 9x13 cakes side by side, so the cake measures 18x13. (10/18/2008)
I always have thought a sheet cake was at least a 15" by 13". That is what the bakeries call them. (10/18/2008)
In our area a "sheet cake" is one that is baked on a large cookie sheet (15 x 10 1/2), so that when you cut it, it is more like squares or bars than a piece of cake. People use a regular cake recipe, and ice it as usual, but of course, the cake is only about an inch thick. If one was using a cake mix, you would use only one packet, I think. The cookie sheet must be the kind with sides, like you would bake a jelly roll in.
Of course, these other posters are also correct, as cake mixes, and of course most cakes, can be baked in a 8 1/2 x 11 or 9 x 12 cake pan as opposed to baking them in round pans and assembling them into a layer cake.
Pyrex cake pans come in the 8 1/2 x 11 size, and aluminum cake pans come in the larger size of 9 x 12. I prefer the larger aluminum pan, but either is nice. (10/19/2008)
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