- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup water
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine butter and water; bring just to a boil. Stir into flour mixture. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream and extract until blended; add to flour mixture, whisking constantly.
- Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes.
- For frosting, combine butter and milk in a large saucepan; bring just to a boil. Remove from heat; gradually stir in confectioners' sugar and extract. Stir in walnuts. Spread over warm cake. Yield: 20 servings.
Reviews for White Texas Sheet Cake
"I made this for a birthday party, and it was fabulous! Great texture, wonderful almond-y flavor. I didn't use a sheet pan, I substituted chopped pecans (it is a TEXAS sheet cake!) for the walnuts, and I cut the powdered sugar for the frosting in half. I'd use salted butter for the frosting next time, too, to cut some of that sweetness, but this is still my new favorite cake."
"Made this Sunday just because it sounded really good. We absolutely love it. Great texture and flavor. Didn't add the walnuts for a couple of reasons. I'm allergic and my daughter doesn't like nuts added. If I was going to add nuts, it would be almonds. Walnuts just don't make sense. The almond flavor is very intense, so I would cut it in half next time. Other than that, no other changes are necessary. Great recipe!"
"Made this last weekend, half recipe, no nuts, to check out the texture in anticipation of using it for a shower dessert. The cake turned out well but the taste was bland. I substituted vanilla for most of the Almond flavoring. The texture was good. Next time I bake this recipe I will use all baking soda instead of part baking soda and baking powder as the chocolate version uses and will substitute all vanilla and no almond flavoring."
"Very tender cake with a delicate crumb. I did substitute milk for water. Great recipe!"
"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."
"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."