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White Texas Sheet Cake

White Texas Sheet Cake is an exceptionally moist almond-flavored cake with a delicious almond-flavored icing. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teasppon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • 11 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • In a small saucepan combine the 1 cup of butter (cubed) and water. Bring just to a simmer. Stir into flour mixture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream, and almond extract. Stir into flour mixture until mixed well.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, make icing.
  • Combine butter and milk in a large saucepan. Bring just to a boil and remove from heat. Whisk in confectioner's sugar 1 cup at a time. Stir in almond extract and almonds. Spread over cake.