Are you a fan of sheet cakes? I happen to love them. Let me clarify. I love them if they are homemade and covered in frosting that is made with butter, not shortening. Those bakery sheet cakes can be pretty horrible. But this white sheet cake with homemade chocolate frosting? It’s simply divine.
If you’ve ever had Texas Sheet Cake before, this recipe is similar. I grew up on the stuff, and it is fantastic. It made a regular appearance at birthdays at my house. This version has a buttery white cake instead of the traditional chocolate.
I add my favorite secret ingredient- almond extract. It adds such a yummy layer of flavor! I actually have a recipe for White Texas Sheet Cake that features almond, and it is fantastic as well! You can’t go wrong with this easy sheet cake recipe!
One of the best things about this cake is the frosting. You pour it over the cake while it’s still warm, so it melts down into all the nooks and crannies. So amazing! I always have kids begging to lick the bowl. 🙂
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp almond extract
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup cocoa
- dash of salt
- ¼ cup milk
- 3½- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Cake: Bring butter and water to a boil in a medium sized saucepan. While mixture is boiling, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and beat well. Whisk together baking soda, sour cream, eggs, and flavorings in a small bowl. Add to mixing bowl and beat till smooth.
- Pour into a well greased 10"x15" sheet pan with sides. Bake at 375° for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Frosting: Bring butter, cocoa, salt, and milk to a boil in a small saucepan. It may appear curdled- that's fine. While mixture is boiling, measure 3½ cups of the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Pour boiling chocolate mixture over powdered sugar. Beat till smooth and add vanilla. Add more powdered sugar if needed. Pour over cake after it has cooled for about 5 minutes.
If you’ve never tried a Texas sheet cake before, you are missing out on one of the yummiest things on the planet. Give this one a try. You won’t be sorry. Your waistline might though. 😉
I’m also a HUGE fan of Texas sheet cake!! I haven’t done the white cake with chocolate frosting though! I’ll definitely have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing, Kara!!
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