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8 Delicious Sheet Cake Recipes to Welcome Spring

Single layers have never looked and tasted so good.

Cake makes everything better—it’s just a fact. When you’re in a pinch and tasked with entertaining large crowds this spring and summer, you’re going to need a dessert that goes the extra mile, both in size and flavor. Enter the deceptively simple and absolutely scrumptious sheet cake. Whether you’re baking for a baby or engagement shower, church potluck, or Easter Sunday, a large, single-layer sheet cake is the ultimate crowd-pleasing dessert for festive celebrations. Sheet cakes offer all the deliciousness of regular layered cakes, sans the effort required to frost and bake their towering counterparts. Since spring is in the air—and, apparently, in the kitchen, too—we've chosen our most refreshing, colorful, and sweetest sheet cake recipes that use lighter ingredients and fresh flavors from lemons, berries, and flaky coconut. So start baking—just don’t forget to save us a slice.

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