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We're Just Going To Declare That 2014 Is The Year Of The Sheet Cake

FINALLY.
05/02/2014 07:00am ET | Updated May 2, 2014

We aren't in the habit of predicting food trends at the start of the year. We don't have a crystal ball; we can't read tarot cards; so we really aren't sure which direction the taste buds of the general public are going to navigate. We leave that guessing game in the hands of other food professionals (and our media partners) while we gladly take the bench.

But, you guys, we've been noticing something lately... a trend in food that we can't and absolutely don't want to keep to ourselves: SHEET CAKES.

The craze with ombre gave layered cakes -- which we still love -- a time to shine. Momofuku Milk Bar even gave them a new suit. Cupcakes we all know were a national fave in the all-too-recent past. But sheet cakes, the seemingly unimpressive cake, have been completely overlooked. Until this year.

We recently discovered the greatest cake in the world (according to Sweet Paul) and tried one of the best cakes America has ever made (according to us) and guess what? They were both sheet cakes. BOTH. Then yesterday we hopped on over to Bon Appetit and saw their lastest test kitchen creation -- this beautiful sheet cake recipe -- and it hit us. Sheet cake is really having a moment. And it's about time.

So here it is: We declare that this year, 2014, is absolutely the year of the sheet cake.

1
Funfetti Sheet Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Funfetti Sheet Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
2
Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake
Handle The Heat
Get the Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake recipe from Handle The Heat
3
Copycat Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Cake
I Am Baker
Get the Copycat Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Cake recipe from I Am Baker
4
White Chocolate And Raspberry Sheet Cake
Hummingbird High
Get the White Chocolate And Raspberry Sheet Cake recipe from Hummingbird High
5
Chocolate Sheet Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
6
Pineapple Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Pineapple Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
7
Tres Leches Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Tres Leches Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
8
Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake
Handle The Heat
Get the Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake recipe from Handle The Heat
9
Yellow Sheet Cake With Fudge Frosting
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Yellow Sheet Cake With Fudge Frosting recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
10
Best Banana Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Best Banana Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
11
Chocolate Mint Texas Sheet Cake
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Chocolate Mint Texas Sheet Cake recipe from A Spicy Perspective
12
Oatmeal Raisin Snack Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Oatmeal Raisin Snack Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
13
Black Forest Sheet Cake
Macheesmo
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14
Carrot Sheet Cake
Handle The Heat
Get the Carrot Sheet Cake recipe from Handle The Heat
15
Chocolate Mudslide Poke Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
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16
Lemon Sheet Cake
Cooking Classy
Get the Lemon Sheet Cake recipe from Cooking Classy
17
Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
18
Banana Sheet Cake
Roxana's Home Baking
Get the Banana Sheet Cake recipe by Roxana's Home Baking
19
Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake
Recipe Girl
Get the Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake recipe from Recipe Girl
20
The Best Pumpkin Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Best Pumpkin Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
21
Chocolate Dump-It Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
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22
Red Currant Walnut Sheet Cake
Catalina Bakes
Get the Red Currant Walnut Sheet Cake recipe from Catalina Bakes
23
Red Velvet Poke Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
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24
Banana-Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
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25
Coconut Sheet Cake
Cooking Classy
Get the Coconut Sheet Cake recipe from Cooking Classy

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