White Texas Almond Sheet Cake

This is a delicious, creamy, moist cake with a nice crunch to it because of the almonds. And let’s not forget that it will feed a nice bunch of people!! ENJOY!

We were getting ready for a surprise birthday party at our house on Saturday. Along with everything that needs to be done to have 40 people at our house, I decided late in the morning that I would bake a cake, just to make sure there were enough desserts available. People were coming at 2:30, it was 11:00 when I got the urge to bake White Texas Sheet Cake. As you’ll see, the cake batter and frosting recipe come together very quickly. Which was exactly why I chose to make it, with very little time before family would be arriving, I needed quick. I didn’t just want quick, I wanted a great recipe as well. It did not disappoint, it was delicious. This is a recipe where you really need to have all the ingredients measured out for the cake batter before you get started. You’ll also want to have a rimmed cookie sheet greased and ready for the cake batter.

Ingredients
Cake Ingredients
1 cup butter cube
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 vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Frosting
1/2 cup butter cubed
1/4 cup milk
4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped almonds

Instructions
In a large saucepan, bring the butter and water to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, take it off the heat and stir in the flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, salt, baking powder, extract and baking soda until smooth.
Pour the batter into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan (cookie sheet with sides). 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 the frosting, in a large saucepan, heat the butter and milk just until it comes to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat; stir in confectioners’ sugar and extract. Stir in almonds and spread over warm cake. Cool completely.