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Cream Cheese Sheet Cake with Chocolate Icing

Cream Cheese Sheet Cake with Chocolate Icing  has a wonderfully dense and rich texture and a wonderfully sweet, fudge icing. This easy to make cake will disappear in a hurry.

Spatula lifting piece of Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

 

I love making sheet cakes. They are so much easier to make than layer cakes but every bit as delicious.

This cake is great for company, a cookout, potluck, or picnic. The cream cheese in the batter plus the number of eggs creates a rich, dense cake. On top of the cake is a rich, fudge frosting that’s simple to make with just 4 ingredients. I like to add a few sprinkles on top to make the cake look festive.

slice of Cream Cheese Sheet Cake on a white plate

 

Cream Cheese Sheet Cake with Chocolate Icing Recipe Tips:

  • Be sure to soften the butter and cream cheese and let the eggs come to room temperature. The batter will come together much easier.
  • Make sure you do not overbake the cake or it will be dry.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

 

Cream Cheese Sheet Cake in a sheet pan

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Spatula lifting piece of Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

Cream Cheese Sheet Cake with Chocolate Icing

Cream Cheese Sheet Cake with Chocolate Icing  has a wonderfully dense and rich texture and a wonderfully sweet, fudge icing. This easy to make cake will disappear in a hurry.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 30 mins
SERVINGS: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour

Icing

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Spray a 15x10x1-inch sheet pan with baking spray. Preheat oevn to 325 degrees.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is evenly mixed.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Add flour and beat until blended.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Spread it evenly. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool.
  • To make icing, stir together sugar and evaporated milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and turn heat down slightly so the mixture doesn't boil over. Let simmer with lid on for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add butter and chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Let icing cool slightly and then pour evenly over cake.
  • Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.

Notes

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 509kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Sheet Cake

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Recipe Source: slightly adapted from Taste of Home

 

close-up of Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

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1 thought on “Cream Cheese Sheet Cake with Chocolate Icing”

  1. ellen reynolds

    The cake is good but is way too heavy. I’ll have to freeze much of it cause a little piece goes a long way. I personally prefer light and moist cakes. The icing though, delish.

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