- 1 cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- In a large saucepan, bring butter and water just to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat; stir in the flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, salt, baking powder, extract and baking soda until smooth.
- Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
- For frosting, in a large saucepan, bring butter and milk just to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and extract. Stir in walnuts; spread over warm cake. Cool completely. Yield: 20 servings.
Reviews for White Texas Sheet Cake
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"I have made this many times since I found it. I do not understand why you would put walnuts in almond flavored anything. I have always substituted sliced almonds. Prettier and tastes better."
"This is a wonderful version of the chocolate Texas sheet cake, like many have stated the almond flavoring is strong and I love almond flavoring! When I make this again I'm going to tone it down some in both the cake and frosting. Just a really good cake!"
"This cake is absolutely fantastic! A word of advice though, do not prepare the frosting until the cake comes out of the oven. It sets up very quickly and becomes unspreadable - I learned this the hard way. Every time I serve this I get overwhelmingly good reactions. So, so good."
"If you are looking for a substitute for the chocolate version of a texas sheet cake this is a good recipe. The cake is very moist. I had trouble with the icing being too thick to spread. The almond flavor is strong so I would suggest putting it only in the icing or the cake, not both. Next time I would like to try using vanilla instead of almond flavoring."
"I first got this recipe from one of the Reiman Publications. I have subscribed to several. It is a favorite of family and co-workers. The almond flavor is stronger the next day so I make this ahead of time. I use sliced almonds instead of walnuts."