White Texas Sheet Cake

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, texas sheet cake, valentine's day, white cake
Servings: 24 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
This White Texas Sheet Cake is a delightful way to serve a sweet treat to a crowd. And, dressed up with colorful sprinkles, it becomes a special dessert for Valentine's Day!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Chopped walnuts or sprinkles to garnish

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 15x10x1-inch sheet pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Then in a small saucepan, add the butter and water. Bring to a boil and quickly remove from heat. Stir the hot liquid into the flour mixture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, and almond extract until smooth. Pour that into the flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared sheet pan. Baked 18-22 minutes until the cake is just golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes.
  • While the cake cools, prepare the frosting by combining the butter and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar, almond extract, and salt. Spread the glaze over the warm cake and immediately top with sprinkles.

Notes

Note: Traditional Texas Sheet Cake is made with walnuts in the frosting. If you prefer, you can stir in 1 cup of chopped walnuts to the glaze before spreading it over the cake.

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