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White Texas Sheet Cake

Buttery, moist, and covered in an almond flavored frosting, this White Texas Sheet Cake is a tried and true recipe. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups all-purpose four
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium saucepan bring butter and water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a large bowl add flour and sugar and mix. Then add in eggs, sour cream, extract, baking soda and salt. Slowly pour in the boiling butter/water mixture. Stir with a spatula until well combined and smooth. No need to use an electric mixer. Batter will be very thin.
  3. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Your cake will be flat and not very tall (it's a sheet cake). Cool for about 10 minutes. You still want your cake a little warm when you add the frosting so that it spreads well.
  4. For the frosting: In a large saucepan, combine butter and milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, and then stir in the powdered sugar and extract. Stir until smooth and all combined. Spread immediately over warm cake. Decorate cake with sprinkles, if desired.

Recipe Notes

adapted from Allrecipes; via Life as a Lofthouse