Golden sheet cake with buttercream icing

Eid Mubarak everyone.  Here is a golden sheet cake recipe I made for Eid.  The recipe is adapted from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.

12 tbsp (170g) unsalted butter at room temperature
2 3/4 cup (345g) flour
1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups (300g) sugar *
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ** 
3 large eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 cup (355g) buttermilk well shaken

*I measured all ingredients in a weighing scale and reduced the amount of sugar by about 2 to 3 tbsp; just because my family doesn't like cakes that are too sweet.  Next time I will be reducing the butter by a couple of tbsp as well.
** I used vanilla infused sugar and omitted the vanilla extract.

Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy then add vanilla if using.  Add eggs to this mixture one at a time beating well after each addition.  Add the buttermilk until just combined.
Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a bowl, then sift it before mixing it into the butter sugar mixture in three additions until it is just incorporated. 
Spread the batter evenly in a 9"x13" baking pan prepared with parchment paper that is coated with butter or cooking spray or muffin tray (makes 24).  
Bake at 350F for 30 to 40 minutes until the cake tested with a skewer comes out clean.  Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes then discard the parchment paper and cool completely for about an hour before frosting the cake with buttercream icing.

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is written by food blogger, Deb Perelman.  Deb started her kitchen adventure in her tiny kitchen in Manhattan and documented it in her blog Smitten Kitchen.  She has adapted her recipes for the everyday cook, as the recipes use less time to prepare, few  ingredients and costs less.  This cookbook has over 100 recipes that are easy to follow, which is separated into breakfast, salads, sandwich/tart/pizzas, vegetarian dishes, non-vegetarian dishes, sweets and party snacks/ drinks.  
I liked reading the stories that came with each recipe that accompanies delicious pictures.  
I will be having brunch with Deb, the author in the middle of November; so if you have any questions or comments please email me or leave a comment on this post.
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  1. Eid mubarak to you akheela. perfectly made cake.

  2. The cake has come out wonderful. Eid Mubarak :)

  3. Eid Mubarak :) Cakes looks Beautiful

  4. wow..this looks yummy indeed!!! Loved the simple & colourful designs :)

  5. I love a good sheet cake--and this one is fabulously decorated!

  6. Love the frosting,looks absolutely delicious.

  7. Hi Akheela, Happy EID Mubarak. Your cake look very delicious, nice decoration and look so lovely.

    Have a nice weekend.Regards

  8. eid mubarak! cakes looks gorgeous! n i love butter cream frosting! smack!

  9. Have a great time with Deb... I love her blog and recipes... Give her my wishes... The sheet cake look delicious

  10. Eid mubarak wishes, sheet cake looks fabulous with very attractive frosting.

  11. I have to say even not being a cake eater this is mighty pretty!

  12. Eid Mubarak to you too Akheela.

    The cake looks delicate and beautiful.

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  14. Eid Mubarak! Cake looks awesome..Smitten Kitchen is one of my favorite blogs....I love Deb's recipes...they are always a winner! And her photography rocks too! Enjoy your brunch with her!

  15. Hi Dear,
    your cake is soooooo tempting.
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  16. Beautiful & delicious cake, looks amazing! Hope you had a lovely Eid!

  17. dont know why but dint get any post intimation on my dashboard. Eid mubarak to you too. lovely cake.

  18. Belated Eid wishes to you and your family...This cake looks delicious...

  19. Eid Mubarak... looks very beautiful and delicious


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