Quick Iced Maple Sheet Cake
Quick Iced Maple Sheet Cake

Quick Iced Maple Sheet Cake

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Quick Iced Maple Sheet Cake
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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.


4 Comments on Quick Iced Maple Sheet Cake (and the Perfect English Teacher Gift)

  1. Natalie
    December 18, 2017 at 4:50 am (4 years ago)

    I love the texture of this cake – it looks fluffy and just perfect! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  2. Toni
    December 19, 2017 at 6:18 am (4 years ago)

    The cake looks scrumptious, but I am just as intrigued — maybe even more so — by the English Teacher gifts. Like you, I never expected anything from my students and truly loved anything they gave me because it was from their hearts. These posters are wonderful and will make awesome gifts not only for any English teacher, but for any avid reader or even those with only a few books about which they are passionate. Thanks for the resource. Enjoy your students!

  3. Texicat
    April 4, 2018 at 9:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Love maple but not a big fan of almond flavoring. Can I leave out the almond extract out of the cake and icing without compromising anything. If I do that, should I sub extra vanilla extract?

    • Julie Ruble
      April 4, 2018 at 11:36 pm (3 years ago)

      Sure, subbing extra vanilla or leaving it out entirely would both work just fine! Enjoy!


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