Sunday, November 9, 2014

White Texas Sheet Cake

***Check out my new blog for better pics of this amazingly delicious recipe!

 The pictures don't do this cake justice- it is amazingly delicious! I have never had traditional Texas sheet cake, but I plan to make it in the near future! It came out moist, just dense enough, and not overly sweet. The only thing I did wrong, is I didn't pour the frosting on when the cake was just out of the oven (rookie mistake!). I will definitely be making this again, and I'm interested to see what the difference in texture is! This is a perfect dessert to bring to a potluck. It's so yummy!!! Oh, and if you haven't tried any Taste of Home recipes, I highly recommend them! Many of our family's favorites come from their cookbooks and magazines!

1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
up to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar (I only used 3 1/2, and it was perfect)
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

In a large saucepan, bring butter and water just to a oil. Immediately remove from the heat; stir in the flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, salt, baking powder, almond extract, and baking soda until smooth.
Pour into a greased 15" x 10" x 1" baking pan. Bake at 375 for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean and cake is golden brown. Cool for 20 minutes. 
For the frosting, in a large saucepan, combine butter and milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and extract. Stir in walnuts, if desired; spread over warm cake. 

{Kudos to The Taste of Home Baking Book!}

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