Quick Iced Maple Sheet Cake
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
This Quick Iced Maple Sheet Cake is incredibly buttery, tender, and delicious -- and feeds a crowd for holiday parties or potlucks! You can also halve this recipe and bake it in an 8-inch square pan.
Serves: 24
Cake Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon maple extract
Icing Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into chunks
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  1. To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking sheet. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the butter and water to a boil. In the meantime, in a separate large bowl, whisk together the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt before whisking in the egg, sour cream, almond extract, vanilla extract. Mix to combine. While mixing, slowly pour in the boiling butter and water mixture. Mix to combine completely. Your batter will be very runny. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in several places comes out with a few moist crumbs. While the cake bakes, prepare everything to start your frosting.
  2. Make the icing: When the cake is fresh out of the oven, bring the sugar, butter, evaporated milk, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat (I use the same saucepan as before). Reduce the heat and simmer, whisking constantly, for 10 minutes. The frosting will bubble like caramel most of the time and you'll notice it start to pull away from the sides of the pan as it nears the 10 minute mark. Remove the icing from the heat and whisk in the almond and maple extracts. Pour the icing over the hot cake and spread quickly, because it begins to set immediately.
Recipe by Willow Bird Baking at http://willowbirdbaking.com/2017/12/18/quick-iced-maple-sheet-cake/