Sheet Pan Pound Cake is a classic pound cake recipe baked in a nontraditional 9×13-inch pan. It still has the crunchy top and buttery soft inside.
After being asked 1,001 times if you can bake a pound cake in a regular layer cake pan or a 9×13-inch cake pan, I tried it. You can read all the details in this post, Can I Bake a Pound Cake in a 9×13-inch Pan?
You may be asking yourself, ‘Why would I want to bake a pound cake in a 9×13-inch cake pan?’
- Well, either you don’t have a
tube panor a bundt pan.
- Or, you want to cut the pound cake into cubes for kabobs or petit fours.
Pound cakes are typically baked in a bundt pan or a
Sheet Pan Pound Cake, The Method
I used my popular Whipping Cream Pound Cake recipe. The method for making it is identical up to the point that you pour the batter into the pan.
- First, you want all the cold ingredients to be room temperature. Therefore, sit the
butter, eggs, and whipping cream out on the counter for about 2 hours. Obviously, the temperature in your house will affect how long it takes. The eggs will not feel cold. As well, the butterwill be soft, but still somewhat firm.
- You do not want the
butterto be melted.
- Do not substitute margarine for
butterin your cake recipes. Margarine does not act/react like butterwhen baking.
- Sift your flour then measure it by the ‘Spoon & Level’ method. Please read this post on how to correctly measure flour.
- Additionally, add the eggs one at a time then mix just until the yolk disappears into the batter.
- Test it carefully (without moving the cake too much) with a small, long wooden skewer. The cake is done with no crumbs or dry crumbs are on the skewer.
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Sheet Pan Pound Cake
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- 1 cup butter no substitutions, salted or unsalted, at room temperature
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs at room temperature
- 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted then measured correctly
- 1 cup whipping cream not whipped, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Grease then flour or sugar a 9x13-inch baking pan. Alternately, line with parchment paper if you plan to make petit fours out of this cake.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer on medium, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and mix until smooth about 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating until the yolk disappears into the batter before adding the next egg.
- Add flour and heavy cream alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
- Add vanilla and mix on low to medium until well combined.
- Pour batter into your prepared pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for 55 minutes at 325 degrees F.
- Cake is done when no crumbs or dry crumbs remain on a wooden pick when inserted in the center of the cake.
- Frost or serve as desired. Store in an airtight container on the countertop 3 to 4 days.