Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting – Deliciously moist and fluffy vanilla infused sheet cake topped with a rich and creamy chocolate cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with mini marshmallows!
You’ve tried and loved my Perfect Vanilla Sheet Cake and my Chocolate Sheet Cake, so today I bring you a new sheet cake to impress your guests with – Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting!
If you love traditional vanilla cake, and chocolate cream cheese frosting, then this cake is for you.
This cake has definitely become a favourite in my house.
Rich and creamy chocolate cream cheese frosting right there. ↑
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this cake. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
For the cake:
- Cake flour: See my recipe notes below on how to make your own cake flour.
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Large eggs: You’ll need 3, at room temperature.
- Caster/granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil
- Greek-style yogurt: OR you can replace with buttermilk or sour cream.
For the frosting:
- Cream cheese: Softened to room temperature.
- Unsalted butter: Softened.
- Icing/powdered sugar
- Cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
How to make Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
To make this cake, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Whisk together the eggs. Add the sugar, and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla extract, oil, and yogurt, and whisk until combined.
Gradually fold in the dry ingredients.
Pour the batter into a well-greased 13×9-inch baking pan, and spread out evenly. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before frosting.
For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
Add half of the icing sugar, and beat until smooth and combined. Add the remaining icing sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and milk, and beat until smooth and spreadable.
Add more milk if needed.
Spread the frosting evenly over the cooled cake, and top with your favourite toppings. Slice and serve.
Forget fancy layer cakes, this vanilla sheet cake is the perfect cake to serve at any party or special occasion. It’s such a simple cake to make, yet it looks so impressive – everyone will love it!
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
This Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting is:
- incredibly moist, and so fluffy!
- has the perfect ratio of cake and frosting
- topped with a rich, creamy chocolate cream cheese frosting
- garnished with mini marshmallows (but you can add any topping!)
- a perfect dessert for birthdays and parties
Want a slice?
This cake will serve 12 big slices, or about 16 smallers slices. Plenty to feed a crowd! If you happen to have leftover cake, it will keep fresh, covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Wanna make this cake a day in advance? Cover and store at room temperature, and keep the frosting in the fridge until ready to use!
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!
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