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Quick Slice Cake

Quick Slice Cake is a simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!

Quick Slice Cake - A simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!


When I want to whip out a crowd-pleasing dessert that’s simple to serve and easy to prepare, I’ll make this quick slice cake! It’s an older recipe that has been handed down over the years, but it still comes out perfectly every single time it’s made. 

Talk about a reliable family favorite!

For this particular dessert, I’d say that using a baking sheet or cookie pan with edges is where it’s at. This makes it a breeze to slice and lets you evenly portion the cake without making a mess. And honestly, who doesn’t love an easy clean-up?

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    Although the base recipe is a dream, you can easily switch things up to match your family’s taste buds. The cherry pie filling is iconic, but you can play around with blueberries or apples depending on the season!

    I’d say that this is one of those treats that pleases every single person that tries it. Kids? It’s a hit. Elderly neighbors? They’ll be knocking down your door for seconds. 

    So, you best prepare to be very popular when you pull this out for the first time!

    Quick Slice Cake - A simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!

    Why You’ll Love This Quick Slice Cake

    • It’s a breeze to make and it’s easy to involve kids in the baking process.
    • It takes just minutes to prepare the batter and the rest of the preparation time is all about the oven!
    • It boasts super-fresh and fruity flavors that pair perfectly with ice cream or whipped cream.
    • Portioning couldn’t be easier (and it holds up well in the fridge for later!).
    • The mess you’ll make is minimal as everything’s baked on a single cookie sheet.

    Ingredients

    The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

    • Shortening
    • Sugar
    • Vanilla extract
    • Almond extract
    • Eggs
    • All-purpose flour
    • Baking powder
    • Pie filling of your choice
    • Powdered sugar (optional)
    Quick Slice Cake - A simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!

    How to Make Quick Slice Cake

    • Step One: Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a cookie sheet.
    • Step Two: Add the shortening and sugar to a mixing bowl.
    • Step Three: Cream together with a mixer until combined.
    • Step Four: Add eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract before stirring in the flour and baking powder.
    • Step Five: Spread 2/3rds of the batter on the cookie sheet.
    • Step Six: Spread the pie filling on top and then drop the remaining batter over the entire mixture.
    • Step Seven: Bake for 40 minutes.
    • Step Eight: Sprinkle with powdered sugar while the cake is still warm.
    • Step Nine: Cut your quick slice cake into equal slices and savor every single bite!
    Quick Slice Cake - A simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!

    Equipment Needed

    I adore this quick slice cake as it’s one of my easiest dessert recipes. So, you’ll only need a few key pieces of equipment to pull everything together!

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    Quick Slice Cake - A simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!

    What to Serve with Quick Slice Cake

    Quick Slice Cake - A simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Don’t skip the almond extract. It might sound simple, but almond extract truly lifts this recipe as it’s warmer and sweeter than just using vanilla extract.
    • You don’t need to use powdered sugar in this recipe, but I find that sprinkling it over the cake while it’s still warm creates an almost syrup-like glaze.
    • Be careful to check what kind of oven you have, as the wrong temperatures can result in a dense or soggy cake. Fan-forced ovens will typically be 10-20 degrees cooler for most recipes. So, make sure you check if you’re using a conventional or fan oven!
    • Don’t overmix your batter. You’ll want to work a bit of air into your quick slice cake, but it’s important not to overmix. Otherwise, you’ll be dealing with a dense and overworked batter!
    • Don’t be tempted to mix the dry ingredients in with an electric mixer. I usually fold these in gently to keep plenty of air in the cake and avoid overmixing. If you must use an electric mixer, keep it at the lowest possible setting.
    Quick Slice Cake - A simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!

    Variations and Substitutions

    • If you’re a fan of super-sweet bakes, you can easily whip up a simple vanilla frosting or whipped cream to enjoy with your cake. But honestly, you probably won’t need it!
    • Not a huge fan of cherry filling? You can replace it with virtually any fruit you like! I love blueberries and apples, but virtually any sturdy fruit would hold up reasonably well in this recipe.

    Fruit Toppings

    Like I mentioned you can use whatever pie filling you have. Make your own or use your favourite canned product. 

    Some other fruit toppings you could try:

    • Pumpkin
    • Mincemeat
    • Rhubarb Strawberry
    • Strawberry
    • Raspberry
    • Lemon
    • Cherry Cranberry
    • Blueberry
    • Apple
    Quick Slice Cake - A simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!

    Storage Instructions

    Although I recommend eating this quick slice cake ASAP, you can store it for up to 4 days in the fridge. You can eat it cold, but it always tastes better warmed up! 

    Can I Freeze?

    You can freeze this quick slice cake for up to 3 months. Just make sure you separate each slice with a piece of parchment paper to avoid any sticking.

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    5 from 3 votes

    Quick Slice Cake

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 16
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 40 minutes
    Total Time 50 minutes
    A simple fruit topped cake recipe made on a cookie sheet. The cake is sweet and dense and you can use any fruit pie filling you love!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 cup shortening
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract 21
    • 1 ½ tsp almond extract
    • 4 large eggs
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • ½ tsp baking powder
    • 2 cans pie filling of your choice 540ml/21oz cans
    • Powdered sugar for garnish, optional

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a baking sheet.
    • Add shortening and sugar to a mixing bowl. Cream together with a mixer until combined. Add eggs, almond extract and vanilla extract. Stir in flour and baking powder.
    • Spread ⅔ of the batter on the cookie sheet. Spread the pie filling over top. Drop remaining batter by spoonfuls on top.
    • Bake for 40 minutes. Sprinkle on powdered sugar while still warm.

    Notes

    Make sure you use a cookie sheet that has sides on it.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Quick Slice Cake

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    3 Comments

    1. Sorry for all the typos.

      1. If your cookie sheet has sides, use that. Otherwise, you can use the 9×13 pan. I wouldn’t use a flat cookie sheet because it will make a big mess in your oven.

    2. Can I kind my cookie sheet with alum. foil or parchment pzper. Zlternately, could I use a. 9″x13″ baking dish?

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