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8x8 Classic Vanilla Sheet Cake

8x8 Classic Vanilla Sheet Cake Recipe. Perfect for just yourself or a small family event.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp caramel sauce homemade or store bought, I like Sanders brand.
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tsp vanillla extract


  • Cake:
    Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8x8 pan with parchment leaving extra hanging over the side so you can easily pull cake out of pan once its cooled.
    1. Put flour, baking powder and salt in bowl and stir with whisk to combine, set aside. 2. In bowl of mixer cream the butter. 3. Add in the sugar and mix until light pale and fluffy. 4. Add in eggs one at a time. Mixing until well combined and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. 5. Add in the vanilla 6. With mixer on low add in the flour and milk, alternating as needed and ending with the flour. Mixing until well combined and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. 7. Pour into prepared pan and bake 28-30 minutes or when toothpick inserted comes out clean. 8. Let cool Completely.
    1. In bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment cream the butter and cream cheese together until well mixed and light and fluffy. 2. With mixer on low slowly add in the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla. 3. Add in the caramel sauce, mix well to combine scraping down sides of mixing bow as needed.
    1. Spread buttercream on top of cake with offset spatual and sprinkle with sprinkles.
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