Sunday, January 27, 2008

White Texas Sheet Cake

This is another recipe my mother used to make that was one of my favorites. It's a VERY rich, old fashioned cake. Although it's called a WHITE sheet cake, it is actually more yellow and looks like a lemon cake.

1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 t almond extract
1 t salt
1 t baking soda

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 box powdered sugar
1/2 t almond extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large saucepan, bring butter and water to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond extract, salt and baking soda until smooth. Pour into a greased 15x10 inch baking pan.(Do not use a 9 x 13 inch pan- it will be way too thick) Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cake is golden brown and tests done. Cool for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, for frosting, combine butter and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat; add sugar and extract and mix well. Stir in nuts; spread over warm cake.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Creamy Tacos