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White Texas Sheet Cake

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The simplicity of a Texas Sheet Cake made with white cake and white icing, my dad’s favorite combination! It is great for feeding a crowd and will be perfect at your next BBQ or potluck!

slice of white texas sheet cake on blue and white plate

       Make homemade white cake and white frosting in the simplest possible way! This cake is made like the chocolate Texas sheet cake, all in saucepans, but there’s no chocolate in site.

      Take a big old sheet pan and get to work. This recipe makes enough to feed a crowd with very little effort!

     I figured it was time to update the pictures and add a video to the post. It seemed like a few of the original pictures should stay for nostalgia sake though. So enjoy some of the old and some of the new. Of course a few sprinkles liven it up if nothing else!

sprinkle topped piece of white texas sheet cake on orange plate.

  I’m not quite sure what got me started looking at sheet cake recipes, but I spent an entire morning pinning different ones to my Pinterest page.

    Father’s Day was coming up so I asked Pops to choose one.  He really likes a white cake with white frosting so it didn’t surprise me when he chose this one.

   Most cake recipes require softened butter and room temperature ingredients.  I don’t always plan ahead when making cake so I was really happy to find that most of the sheet cake recipes were started in a pan on the stove.

    No planning ahead required and most of the ingredients are staples in our home.  The icing is cooked also.  Again, no softened butter needed.

Serveral pieces of white texas sheet cake with vanilla icing and sprinkles in front of pan of cake.

   Another advantage to this kind of sheet cake recipe is that you put a warm icing on a warm cake so it smooths itself out pretty well.  No worrying about crumbs surfacing as you ice the cake.

    I have made a traditional chocolate Texas Sheet Cake many times.  I think I will be making this one and some new ones again and again.  This recipe is quick, easy and fun to make!

     I followed the recipe for White Texas sheet cake from Kitty’s Kozy Kitchen. After reviewing several recipes, I realized that most of them follow this same recipe.

    The only change I made was the addition of 1 tsp of vanilla in both the cake and icing recipes.  I really like the way a combination of vanilla and almond extracts taste in cakes and icings.

A few more of our favorite cakes:

Di’s Banana Cake

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Great-Great-Grandma’s Dutch Apple Cake

Yield: 24 Servings

White Texas Sheet Cake

piece of white texas sheet cake with vanilla icing on white and blue plate with fork.

Make homemade white cake and white frosting in the simplest possible way! This cake is made like the chocolate Texas sheet cake, all in saucepans, but there’s no chocolate in site.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

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

Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease your 10x15x1-inch sheet cake or jelly roll pan
  2. Bring butter and water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in remaining cake ingredients.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 22 minutes.
  5. Cool for about 20 minutes.

Icing

  1. Bring butter and milk to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Spread warm frosting over warm cake and let cool completely before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 242mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 0gSugar: 37gProtein: 2g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Make homemade white cake and white frosting in the simplest possible way! This cake is made like the chocolate Texas sheet cake, all in saucepans, but there's no chocolate in site.

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Jenny Beecher

Friday 31st of July 2020

Can't wait to try this! Have you tried milk instead of water? Or would that cause it to bake up weird? Thanks!!!

Carlee

Saturday 1st of August 2020

I haven't tried it, but I could see it working. I wouldn't bring it to a hard boil though, just warm it enough to melt the butter and dissolve the sugar.

Kim

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

I made this cake for a boy scout banquet today. I doubled it and put it in a giant cookie sheet. I did use evaporated milk in the icing for richness. It was so delicious! Your recipe got many compliments. Thank you for posting this. I know that it will become a family recipe now.

Carlee

Saturday 1st of August 2020

YAY! I am so glad you liked it!

Family Around the Table

Sunday 4th of November 2018

Pass me a slice please!

Anonymous

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

This looks TOO delicious! I love any kind of sheet cake and this looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!!

Carlee

Monday 13th of August 2018

We are big sheet cake fans too! Thanks!

Amy

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

It is so fun that you can have Mimi guest post. The white Texas sheet cake looks fabulous.

Carlee

Monday 13th of August 2018

It is fun when she shared with us. She is really good at making fun Texas sheet cakes!

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