Wednesday, September 17, 2008

White Texas Sheet Cake

This is a funny thing. When I told Jared (my husband) to help me to describe this food blog, we said "inexpensive and nutritious", well... this recipe is inexpensive... but definitely not very "high" in the healthy department!

This recipe is originally from, and then I saw it posted in several food blogs that I decided to give it a try. I wasn't wrong.. oh boy, this is really GOOD and YUMMY cake!

Let's start with the CAKE.


1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt


In a large saucepan, bring butter and water to a boil. Remove from the heat, stir in the flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond extract, baking soda and salt until smooth.

Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking sheet.

Bake at 375ºF fro 20 to 22 minutes (I did mine only 20) or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean and cake is golden brown. Cool for 20 minutes.

Once the cake is cooled for 20 minutes, You can start making the Frosting.


1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
4 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (Since I have little boys I left these ones out)


Combine butter and milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Mix in sugar and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Stir in pecans. Spread frosting over warm cake.

Let it rest until completely cold and firm (30 minutes) and cut into little squares. I decorated them with a whole almond on top.

(This cake is really good, especially the day after, so if you have company it's a good dessert to make ahead)



LETTO2103 said...

i didn't know what to make for Titín's next party at school but... now i do!!!
thank you monita!!

The Shulls said...

y no te vas a arrepentir, es tan facil de hacer y mas encima la puedes hacer el dia anterior, que mejor???

LETTO2103 said...

no te digo???
si tu eres mi idola!!!