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Vanilla Sheet Cake (9x13)

Delicous vanilla sheet cake for any occasion.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 11 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine American


  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temp
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 2 lb confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk room temp
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • CAKE
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line non stick baking pan, 9x13, with parchment.
  • Put dry ingredients(flour, baking powder and salt) into bowl and stir with whisk to combine.
  • Cream butter until light and fluffy, add in sugar. Mix until light and pale yellow.
  • With mixer on medium speed, stream in the oil.
  • Add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla to buttermilk.
  • Start adding in your flour mixture and alternate with your buttermilk. Make sure you end with the flour mixture. Scrape down bowl as needed.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 32-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • In bowl of mixer cream butter until light and fluffy.
  • With mixer on low, slowly add in powdered sugar one spoonful at a time. Alternating with the milk as needed. Scrape down bowl as needed.
  • Add in the vanilla. Mix until completely combined and buttercream is light and fluffy.
Keyword cake, cake decorating, sheet cake, simple
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