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Buttermilk Sheet Cake

This Buttermilk Sheet cake is insanely tender and buttery, plus is a breeze to make with no mixer required. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!

This Buttermilk Sheet cake is insanely tender and buttery, plus is a breeze to make. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!

Some recipes are just TOO good. I mean it. This is one of those.

It’s a SUPER simple Buttermilk sheet cake, you don’t need a mixer to make it, it’s ridiculously tender and there won’t be a slice left. That’s a for real guarantee.

My kiddo made this one pretty much on his own.

We take cake making very seriously around here…

This Buttermilk Sheet cake is insanely tender and buttery, plus is a breeze to make. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!

The batter takes just a few minutes to whisk together.

This Buttermilk Sheet cake is insanely tender and buttery, plus is a breeze to make. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!

And you bake it and then ogle at how gorgeous it is, even BEFORE the frosting. I mean really.

This Buttermilk Sheet cake is insanely tender and buttery, plus is a breeze to make. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!

But yeah, there needs to be frosting. It’s not an option.

This is a simple butter icing that gets poured onto the warm cake.

It’s almost indecent…

This Buttermilk Sheet cake is insanely tender and buttery, plus is a breeze to make. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!

Just spread it on…

This Buttermilk Sheet cake is insanely tender and buttery, plus is a breeze to make. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!

And then wait for it to cool to serve.

Or don’t wait. I won’t tell.

This Buttermilk Sheet cake is insanely tender and buttery, plus is a breeze to make. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!

People. Friends. Plant-mates.

MAKE THIS CAKE.

This Buttermilk Sheet cake is insanely tender and buttery, plus is a breeze to make. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!

The slices are thin, like a sheet cake should be. If you would like to bake this in a 9×13 you’ll need to decrease the oven temperature to 350° and increase the bake time to about 20 minutes!

Enjoy!

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Buttermilk Sheet Cake

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: serves 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This tender and buttery Buttermilk Sheet Cake is topped with creamy vanilla frosting that literally melts into the cake! A perfect easy dessert idea for parties!


Ingredients

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For the Buttermilk Cake

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Coat an 11×17 rimmed baking sheet with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk in the butter and water until combined. Next whisk in the eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Place the cake on a wire rack to begin cooling and immediately make the frosting.
  5. In another large bowl whisk together the butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until no lumps remain. Pour immediately onto the warm cake.
  6. Allow the cake to cool before serving.

Keywords: buttermilk cake, easy cake recipes, desserts for a crowd

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72 comments on “Buttermilk Sheet Cake”

  1. Cake just wasnt good. I used good ingredients. Made it twice because thought i over mixed first one but nope second time around turned out same. Even waited a day. Its more dense than pound cake and way not buttery. I made cake cause of how many stars it was only afterwards i read these reviews. Most have not actually made cake.

  2. This cake is seriously delicious! Super moist……. I made it for a work party and everyone loved it!

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