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white texas sheet cake

White Texas Sheet Cake

White Texas sheet cake topped with a delicious almond icing and decorated with fresh berries is the perfect treat for your 4th of July party.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 slices

Ingredients
  

White Texas Sheet Cake

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Icing and Toppings

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk 2% or whole is best
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, toasted coconut, chopped pecans, etc... for topping

Instructions
 

White Texas Sheet Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large half sheet pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir together and set aside. In a separate, microwave safe bowl (or in a saucepan on the stove), melt the butter. Mix in the water, sour cream, eggs and almond extract. Stir until combined.
  • Pour the liquid mixture onto the flour mixture and stir until combined. The batter should be lump-free. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly in the pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted in the center of the cake and it comes out clean with no batter left on it. If wet batter is on the toothpick, let it bake a little bit longer, checking frequently so as not to over-bake the cake.

Almond Icing

  • While the cake bakes, make the icing. In a microwave safe bowl (or a saucepan on the stove), melt the butter. Add the milk, salt, almond extract and powdered sugar. Whisk together to form a smooth, liquid icing.
  • As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, pour the icing on top of the cake and spread evenly to all the edges of the cake. 
  • Top the cake with fruit, toasted coconut or pecans. We like making it into the shape of a flag for a 4th of July BBQ or to top with toasted coconut for a party. Check the recipe notes for a coconut version of this delicious cake. Enjoy!

Notes

For a coconut version, add 1 teaspoon of coconut extract to the batter and ½ teaspoon of coconut extract to the icing. Top cake with 1 cup of toasted coconut.
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