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6.21.2011

White Texas Sheet Cake




   Here is an amazing cake idea for the big 4th of July celebration we'll all be having soon! I just love this holiday. Not only for the good food and fun we get to have with family and friends, but for the meaning. There is something so special about being able to celebrate our freedom. I am so grateful to be living in this country, and so VERY thankful for the soldiers who fight for our freedom every day!

   Okay, so that being said, YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS CAKE! It is so delicious. I Texas sheet cake, but had never heard of a white version until I was doing some browsing on All Recipes.com. I thought this would taste great, especially because it calls for almond extract instead of vanilla. This is such a perfect dessert that can feed a crowd. We just loved it so much, and I know you will love it too!



White Texas Sheet Cake
                                                                                                     
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup water
2 cups All-Purpose flour
2 cups white granulated sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
 
Frosting:
 
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/4 cup milk
4 1/2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract


Directions:  In a medium saucepan, bring butter and water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add flour and sugar. Mix. Then add in eggs, sour cream, almond 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!)

Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool cake for about 20 minutes.

For Frosting:  In a large saucepan, combine butter and milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, and then stir in sugar and extract. Stir until smooth and all combined. Spread over warm cake. Decorate cake with sprinkles, if desired.








42 comments:

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

I agree...I am PROUD to be an AMERICAN!

I havent made this yet, I trust your opinion. :)

Momof5boys said...

One word: fabulous!!!!! :-D

Mandy said...

Looks so yummy!

kitchen flavours said...

Oh, This looks so yummy! And really pretty with the sprinkles!

Holly said...

I am going to make this tomorrow!!! For real-I was looking around for something to make for my Bible study group-this is it!! Printing:) Thanks! Love your post about being American-it is awesome having the freedoms we have and take for granted waaay to much!!

Muriel Miller said...

I too am so grateful and proud to be an American! Holly I love Texas Sheet Cake so much that i think I could eat the whole pan myself! Sad I know but really, and to think there is a delicious vanilla/white version... Man am I in trouble! I will definitely be making this soon. Cute Sprinkles too! So festive :)

Aimee said...

Oh girl, you had me at cake. I could eat cake every day. And rice krispies. And cookie dough. And coffee milkshakes.
THanks for sharing,
Aimee

Angie said...

What a perfect treat for the holiday...And sheet cakes are so quick and simple. Thanks for sharing.

claire said...

i love sheet cake- and this one is so festive! i am adding it to my forth of july bookmarks!

Siggy Spice said...

Ohhhh, I LOVE the additional of almond extract! Sounds fabulous and such a great picture!

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

I've never heard of a white Texas sheet cake, either, but it looks beautiful. Perfect for feeding a big crowd.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I am definitely proud to be an American too :) Your sheet cake looks tasty!
Katie

The Country Cook said...

Love, love, love this!! I like that it makes a lot to feed a crowd but I love the white version of it. really like the almond extract in there!

Jennifer said...

I've never heard of a white version of Texas Sheet Cake. This proud American is very anxious to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)
Jennifer

ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

This looks so good. Simple and delicious! Please come over to my link party and share some of your tasty recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday. http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

I LOVE Texas sheet cake (I'm a Texas girl through and through) but my husband doesn't like chocolate. This may be the answer to my problems!!! Thanks for sharing!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Holly, that looks fantastic. I love the red, white and blue. Perfect.

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

I love this idea. It's so perfect for July 4th dessert! I'm not an American citizen yet...but I love this country as much as I love my home country!

Kate H.(www.sprinkletherapy.blogspot.com) said...

I love sheet cake. I've never heard of white sheet cake, but I definitely will have to try this (:

Lizzy said...

Oh, wow, this looks so moist and wonderful. And PERFECT for the 4th!

So Domesticated said...

This recipe looks yummy... perfect for the 4th!

Kirstin said...

YUMMY! I love Texas sheet cake too and this version sounds yummy

Lindsey R said...

O Yum! I love that there's sour cream in it and almond extract! Good idea for the 4th!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Holly thanks so much for linking this wonderful recipe to Made it on Monday!

*I am so envious of you being in California today!

Jennifurla said...

Printing & making.

Star from Star's Flour Power said...

Can't wait to try this one. Mahalo for sharing!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

I'm digging the white version of this cake, nice change from chocolate! :)

We Are Not Martha said...

I can't believe the 4th of July is almost here! This cake looks like the perfect way to celebrate :)

Sues

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

AMEN! And this cake looks fabulous for the fourth. I love the chocolate version, and I know I'd love this version as well! :)

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

I have a recipe like this tucked away somewhere - yum! I am wanting to try it now!! :)

Our Italian Kitchen said...

Yummy! This cake looks great! And yay for patriotism!

Marina (Yummy Mummy) said...

uh, it's been a hard week and I NEED this piece of cake NOW. :-) come link up on friday!

Star from Star's Flour Power said...

Making them for a second time today. ;-) yummo

Carrian said...

bookmarked!!

Kelli said...

Made this today (last minute) for my daughter's birthday. Everyone loved it!

Zuckerpuppe J. said...

i absolutely love love love this cake. the second i tasted it i wanted to become a texas girl.

i love your blog holly, thanks for taking the time and sharing so much with us. i had to link your recipe to my blog. hope you don't mind.

J. from germany

Amy Chong said...

Oh my goodness, I made this icing to go on the your chocolate swirl cake and it was delicious!! The icing tasted like wedding cake!! So very good!

FransFavs said...

Just discovered your blog via Pinterest and I'm enjoying browsing your recipes. I, too, have posted the White Texas sheet cake--and it's the most popular recipe on my site. I think people who are familiar with sheet cakes are in love with the moist texture so another flavor in the genre is a big plus. Stop by and visit when you have a chance!

Kelley Poulos said...

Question - when you add the eggs, sour cream, etc. do you mix that in before you add the hot water? Do you use a spatula and mix lightly or a spoon and mix well?

Holly said...

@ Kelley- Yes, you add the egg, sour cream, etc before you add the hot water/butter mixture. Just stir it all with a spatula! No mixer required on this cake!! Yay! :)

Georgia Rose said...

Im making this for sure. My son lives in New Yprk and Im in Tenneesse. Just got off the train here in New York. The 4TH IS HIS BIRTHDAY. YHIS WILL BE HIS BIRTHDAY CAKE. THANK YOU ND HERE IS A yee haw from a Country Pumpkin mama

Jennifer said...

This cake was great!!