Jul 122012

With temperatures over 100 lately we’ve been spending a lot more time in the pool and a lot less time in the kitchen and on the internet.   I have reverted back to quick and easy, tried and true favorites to make life simple.  Once everyone gets here all the extra body heat and people running in and out and others are hanging out inside playing games, watching tv or visiting the house seems even harder to cool.  To top it all off my kitchen and family room have sky lights so that heats it up even more.  In light of all of this I try to use the stove/oven early in the morning or late at night and recipes that require little time or heat.  As in all the variations of texas sheet cakes they cook quick and serve a lot of people.  They are also easy for kids and adults to grab a piece on a napkin and head back out to the pool.  Texas sheet cakes general come in two varieties, one with sour cream and one with buttermilk.  Depending on which flavor typically decides which one I use.  I make several versions of sheet cake:  chocolate, standard white, peanut butter, carrot, and this almond flavored one.  I would love to get more recipes or versions of sheet cake so if you have one please share!!!

Almond Texas Sheet Cake
Recipe Type: Sweet Tooth
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Icing:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Melt butter with water in a small saucepan.
  2. Mix together sugar, flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Pour butter and water mixture over dry ingredients and stir.
  4. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Beat in sour cream. Add to cake batter and stir.
  5. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and springs back.
  6. Make Frosting:
  7. Melt butter over low, turn off heat and add milk. Add vanilla and almond.
  8. Put powdered sugar in bowl. Pour liquid over and beat by hand until smooth. Spread on warm cake.


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  5 Responses to “Almond Texas Sheet Cake”

  1. Sheet Cakes are so easy to make for pool time ! My best friend makes the chocolate sheet cake for us all the time and we love it! Thanks for supporting my site!

  2. This looks wonderful Karen! Isn’t this weather awful? I was hoping we’d at least get a little drizzle today, but only clouds :/ Good to see you posting!

    • Thanks Liz, it went over really well. You are right this weather is awful. We got a spot of rain last night and we were so excited..you would have thought we have had never seen rain the way we were watching it lol!

  3. I love a sheet cake! I have a recipe for a chocolate one that I really like but I’ve never had an almond TEXAS one. 🙂

    Looks delicious!

    • I just realized that my reply to your comment went in seperate so i wanted to tell you again that the chocolate one iis pretty much at all of our events thanks to my lovely best friend! Thanks for being such a great blog friend!

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