Making dessert for a crowd can be difficult. Something like a pie is almost big enough, but you'll have to carefully dissect it into tiny slivers to really make it work. A layer cake looks spectacular, but presents the same slicing problem. The way to go is with a rectangular dessert, like a cobbler or a sheet cake. When I think of sheet cakes, I think of the typical yellow cake/chocolate frosting combination, which, while satisfying, isn't particularly sophisticated. But this sheet cake is a different animal -- a moist, well-spiced carrot cake topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting.
The crushed pineapple in the cake batter creates a perfect texture, while the optional step of soaking the raisins in some whiskey before stirring them into the batter adds a little zing to the flavor. A hearty helping of cinnamon and vanilla round out the flavors to create something that is flavorful and indulgent, but not at all heavy. Bring it to a summer barbecue or a fall potluck -- the crowd will definitely be pleased!
Serves 15-20. Adapted from Serious Eats.
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