Sometimes you need a little dessert and sometimes you need a whole lotta dessert. This week I needed to feed 30 dessert-loving ladies, so I needed to pull out the big guns.
Or maybe the big pan.
Frankly, sheet cake is one of my favorite things to eat because the cake-to-frosting ratio is so perfect. There’s not a big, thick slice of cake with an itty-bitty smear of frosting. It’s like two inches of cake per half-inch of frosting. Now that’s a perfect piece of cake.
This pumpkin sheet cake will definitely feed a crowd. The cake is tender, moist and perfectly-spiced but the real star is the frosting. Browned butter, cream cheese and vanilla join forces to make the ordinary cream cheese frosting extraordinary.
It’s a good thing I took a picture before I served the cake. Who knew how quickly 30 dessert-loving ladies could inhale a cake?