White Texas sheet cake

You are all familiar with sheet cake, right? It’s a lovely, thin chocolate cake with a wonderful chocolate frosting. Well, what about a white version? What if you don’t like chocolate? Oh wait, that was a dumb question. Who doesn’t like chocolate? I came across this recipes on AllRecipes.com and we figured it would be good to give in a whirl and my Mom could take it to her job to share.

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The best part about this recipe is that it was really simple ingredients and took little time to put together.

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Here’s the recipe up above from allrecipes.com.

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Start by melting two sticks of butter and 1 cup of water. Bring this to a boil and add to a separate bowl that is mixed with four, sugar, eggs, sour cream, baking soda and almond extract. I skipped the salt.

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Speaking of flour and sugar – check out these sweet containers my Mom has for her flour and sugar. They are massive and are a great way to keep the goods fresh.

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One note about almond flavoring…my Mom had some in her cupboard. I went ahead and added the 1 tsp. the recipe called for but I didn’t smell anything. Then I tasted it – nothing. I don’t know? I suppose maybe it got old? So I had to run into town to get the imitation almond extract. I had $5 my Mom had given me and the real stuff was more – this was $4.93! I barely scraped by. I thought that was kind of spendy, but a little goes a long way. Lesson learned!

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Here’s the mix all ready to go (no need for a mixer!) and then spread into a greased jelly roll pan. Pop it in the oven for 20-22 minutes at 350*.

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After 2o minutes, it was golden on the edges and smelled great. I used my Mom’s sweet testing stick to stick in the middle to make sure it was done. Let this cool for 20 minutes and then you can frost it!

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The frosting is a cinch too. Just take another stick of butter and 1/4 cup of milk and bring to a boil. Add in 4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and some more almond extract. Mix well and spread onto the still slightly warm cake.

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Spread the frosting quickly as it will firm up pretty fast. Let the cake cool completely and then stuff your face with these delicious little bars! They were really good. I love almond flavoring, so I thought this would be a hit with me. I think it will be good for my Mom’s work at coffee break as they are quite sweet from the 4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar on top!

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Super moist from the sour cream, great almond flavor and sweet, sweet frosting. I’ll make these again.

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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