Sheet cakes and slab pies are a culinary tradition in midwestern communities (at least they were in mine) where families were many, appetites were large, and potlucks were all about the dessert table. This cookbook thankfully revives that tradition of the homemade sheet pan cakes, pies, cobblers, and other sweet treats that sustained festivals, picnics, family reunions, baseball games, and wherever else a hungry crowd formed. Before you consider heading out to Costco for yet another premade cake or platter of brownies that taste like nothing but sugar and transfats, I implore you to try this book. It will improve your life and the lives of everyone around you.
From the Publisher:
Sheet cakes and slab pies have long been a staple at holidays, family reunions, and potlucks everywhere. Now authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are reinventing these American originals with their new book All-Time Favorite Sheet Cakes ; Slab Pies. And why not? Slab pies are the perfect flavor trifecta of flaky crust, jammy filling, and crumbly topping, while sheet cakes ensure that every bite of cake has a thick layer of frosting―satisfying even the most voracious sweet-tooth. Best of all, these delightful sweets are simple to make and can serve a crowd with ease.
Whether you're looking for a timeless classic like Blueberry Buckle or craving something simply indulgent like the Bacon-Peanut Butter Cake with Maple Buttercream, with over 100 recipes inside you'll find the perfect dessert for every occasion. In addition to the cakes and pies there are also recipes for cheesecakes, Danish, coffee cakes, and more. With some simple ingredients and a trusty sheet pan, you'll soon be whipping up scrumptious pies and cakes―all of them easy to make, fun to serve, and wonderful to eat.