Sometimes I need a dessert that’s simple and goes together quickly! A decorated 9x13 sheet pan of cake or brownies can easily be made from scratch OR doctored-up mixes, and they’re easy to decorate, festive, delicious, and can serve a large crowd - I hate boring sheet cakes, so I spiced this one up by piping on the frosting and adding some texture with Oreo halves! Recipe below!
Like any sheet cake, you have tons of options here! If you’d rather doctor up brownie mixes, use two mixes (I usually go with Ghiradelli), substitute butter for the oil, replace the water with milk, and add an extra egg!
If brownies *and* frosting isn't your thing, you can also use a regular chocolate sheet cake – my go-to layer cakes bakes pretty dense – this Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe by ThePioneerWoman is a recipe that bakes a great looking cake and features buttermilk, which I love in chocolate cake recipes!