This Apple Butter Sheet Cake is a simple cake recipe that is made in just one bowl (hello easy clean up!). It feeds a crowd and it is 100% kid approved! How can you turn that down?
Why you’ll love this recipe:
100% homemade sheet cake.
Smooth, sweet apple flavor from apple butter. No apple chunks!
Easy, powdered sugar poured glaze made with apple cider.
Sheet Cake FAQ’s
What is the size of a sheet cake?
Sheet cakes can be different sizes. This red velvet sheet cake batter is enough to fill an 12×17″ sheet cake. Use the size pan that your recipe calls for for the best results.
How many does sheet cake serve?
We cut our sheet cake in 16 pieces, but if there are other desserts around, you could easily cut those pieces in half again for a total of 32 bite-size pieces of cake.
How long does a sheet cake bake?
This apple butter sheet cake should be completely cooked in about 20 minutes. Because it is a shallow cake pan, it won’t take as long to bake through. If you use a different size or depth of pan, the baking time may vary.
Can I use a 9×13 baking pan?
Yes, but the cake will be thicker and it will need a little more time to bake.
Line a 12×17" jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
In bowl whisk together the butter, milk, apple butter and sugars until combined.
Add in the eggs and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
Whisk in the flour, baking soda and apple pie spice until blended.
Pour and spread the batter into pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until the center of the cake springs back when you touch it.
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
In a bowl, whisk together the frosting ingredients until you reach the desired consistency of a glaze.
Pour and spread the glaze over the cooled cake and sprinkle with pecans if desired.
Let sit for about 15 minutes to let frosting set.
Then slice and serve. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 16 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**
Why salted butter? Does that make that much of a difference?