Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting




Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Sprinkles (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy - about 1-2 minutes.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined and fluffy.  Reduce mixer speed to low, and beat in flour mixture, alternating with milk until just combined.  Spread batter into prepared pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes, or until light golden brown and center of cake springs back when lightly touched.  Cool on a wire rack.

To make the frosting, whisk together sugar,  flour and milk in a small saucepan until well combined; bring to a boil, whisking frequently (mixture should thicken up).  Transfer to a large bowl and chill in the refrigerator/freezer until room temperature and no longer hot.

Beat in butter, using a mixer on medium speed, until well combined and fluffy.  Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate until well combined and fluffy - about 2-3 minutes.  Spread frosting over cooled cake. Top with sprinkles.

Makes 12 servings


  1. I think yellow cake + chocolate frosting is my fave combo. I like the idea of adding a bit of yellow food coloring for appearance! Happy belated birthday :)

  2. This looks delicious. Definitely going to try this frosting. Interesting technique.

  3. I love the combo of yellow cake and chocolate frosting!

  4. I seriously love yellow cake with chocolate icing. Yum! My husband actually bakes and I am going to ask him to make this for my bday! Along with cake martinis (pinterest!). Also, thanks for the restaurant suggestions, we will be in Chicago soon! I want to check out XOCO and Portillos!

    1. Aww what a sweet hubby! Happy birthday! Have fun in Chicago!

  5. such a classic- this looks fantastic!!

  6. I love the sprinkles - they make everything prettier!

  7. I love white cake and white frosting too! It's so yummy. Of course this looks super yummy too

  8. The simpler things are really life's greatest pleasures! And yellow cake with chocolate frosting is DEFINITELY one of those things.

  9. A beautiful cake! Simple is always best. And colored sugar or colored sprinkles make it perfect. I LOVE multicolored sprinkles. Can't have plain way!

  10. This cake looks so simple and classic! I agree, white cake and white frosting is my favorite cake combo, but you just can't beat the nostalgic "birthday cake" feel of yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

  11. Wedding cake! Best!! I love the sprinkles you used! I think it's fun that you added yellow food coloring!