Easy Half Sheet Cake Recipe Chocolate | Chocolate Sponge Sheet Cake Recipe

A half-sheet cake is a large rectangular cake that is commonly served for large gatherings. It can either be a single or double layer of cake.

chocolate half sheet cake
  • Prep Time
    10 Minutes
  • Cook Time
    30 Minutes
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Here I am making a chocolate sponge sheet cake. You can double the recipe for two layers.



Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer with whip attachment, beat the egg whites on medium speed until light and frothy.

Step 3

Add half of the sugar in 2 to 3 additions while whipping on medium speed.

Step 4

Continue beating until stiff.

Step 5

In another bowl add the egg yolks, the remaining sugar and vanilla essence and beat until light and airy.

Step 6

Add the beaten egg yolk into the white mixture and beat on low speed until just combined.

Step 7

Now sift in the dry ingredients and beat again on low until combined.

Step 8

Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.

Step 9

Line a 12”X 17” inch baking tray with a baking sheet and transfer the batter to it and spread the batter in an even layer and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clear.

Step 10

Once done, let the cake cool down completely.

Step 11

Remove it from the tray and get creative with your decorating skills!!

chocolate half sheet cake


  • Avoid over-mixing after adding the flour as you risk over-developing the gluten in the batter, leading to a tough, dry, and dense Yule log cake.
  • When mixing the whites and yolk, whip on low speed and just until combines, otherwise you may deflate the whites.
  •  Make sure there’s no water or liquid in the mixer, as it’ll prevent the egg whites from forming peaks. To know how to whip egg whites perfectly, click here..
  • Keep a close eye on the cake while baking to prevent it from over baking. When over baked, the cake will be dry, and you risk cracking it as you roll it.
  • The cake will be sticky, so use a baking sheet to place and roll the cake.
  • Left over cakes can be store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Do try the recipe and let me know how it turned out. If you like it please like and share.

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