Monday, May 12, 2014

White Texas Sheet Cake

I got asked to make a Texas sheet cake and I decided to try this white one. I'm not a fan of chocolate cake including the Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake, so I was hoping this one would be something a little different and yummy. It proved to be just that. I really liked it and so did everyone that tried it. The original recipe says to make it in a 9x13 pan so it's thicker but I spread it onto a cookie sheet so it's a little thinner, but makes a lot more slices. Next time I will leave the almond extract out as I'm not a fan of that flavor but a lot of people really liked it.


1 cup Water
1 cup Butter, Cubed
2 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
2 whole Eggs, Beaten
½ cups Sour Cream
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
¼ teaspoons Baking Soda

1 cup Sugar
½ cups Unsweetened Cocoa, Sifted
½ cups Milk
4 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
4 cups Powdered Sugar, Sifted
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract


Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease or spray a 9X13 rectangular baking dish and set aside. (I used a big cookie sheet)

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the water and bring to slight boil. Once the water has been brought to a boil, add the cubed butter. Stir with a rubber spatula until butter has completely melted. Then remove pan from heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar and eggs and mix to combine. Then slowly pour in the warm water liquid while beating the mixture. Make sure you pour it in very slowly so the eggs don’t turn into scrambled eggs. Once the water has been added, the mixture should be smooth. Then add the sour cream, salt, baking powder, almond extract, and baking soda.

Once the mixture is well blended pour it into the baking dish and smooth the top. Place pan in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, but start the frosting about 20 minutes in.

For the frosting: In a large saucepan on medium high heat, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder. Then whisk in the milk, butter, and corn syrup. Continue to stir until all ingredients are well blended. Remove pan from heat. Slowly add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time stirring after each addition. Once all the powdered sugar is added, add the vanilla extract and mix to combine.

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, pour the frosting on top. Allow the cake to cool and the frosting to completely set before serving.

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