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Almond Cake

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A delicious and easy Almond Sheet Cake.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1-½ teaspoon Almond Extract
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • FOR THE ICING:
  • ½ cups Butter
  • ¼ cups Milk
  • 3-½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract

Preparation

For the cake:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small sauce pan, add the water and butter and bring to a boil.

While that is heating, add the flour and sugar into a heatproof mixing bowl.

Pour the boiling water and butter mixture over the flour and sugar mixture. Beat well. Add the baking soda, almond extract and sour cream. Then mix in the eggs. Mix again, scraping down the sides at least once.

Pour the batter into a 9×13 or larger pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the middle is set. Then remove from the oven and let the cake cool for 20-30 minutes before starting your icing.

For the icing:

Bring the butter and milk to a boil in a small sauce pan. Add the remaining ingredients to a large heatproof mixing bowl. Once the milk and butter are boiling, pour the mixture into the mixing bowl. Stir until well mixed. Add more powdered sugar if you need a thicker consistency. It should be pourable though.

Pour onto the cake and let it sit for 20 minutes.

Serve with ice cream or fresh fruit!

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Barbara on 7.15.2013

this looks and sounds delicious and quite easy to make – can’t wait to try this

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busynurse on 7.12.2013

I had just printed this cake recipe from another site and hopped on her and saw it again! That must mean I’m meant to make it the weekend! I have also seen it callede Texas White Sheet Cake. I make the chocolate version which is DIVINE. Can’t wait to try this one. Think I will do almond and a little vanilla flavoring. Would also be good with walnuts or pecans in the icing. YUM!!!

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Lynn on 6.17.2013

I made this cake this weekend, easy & quick to make and everybody raved about it. Great recipe.

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Cookin' Army Wife on 5.30.2013

I”ve been making this cake for years except I use 4 TBSP cocoa Powder in each (the cake and the icing). Will have to try it with the Almond now!! Thanks for sharing!

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jsiar on 5.29.2013

This cake is da bomb. I’ve made it many times. In fact, at one family gathering, I watched my cousin (who has the metabolism of a hummingbird and can get away with this drat him) snarf down one piece after another coz he loved it so much.

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lw5510 on 9.7.2013

This cake was absolutely delicious. Thank you for the recipe – it’s a keeper!

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Brenda Speaks on 8.28.2013

Wow! This cake is addictive. It is wonderfully moist and full of almond flavor. It received rave reviews from my church family. Thanks for a new “standard” recipe for our family

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Courtney on 7.12.2013

I made these using mini muffin tins. Baked for 15 minutes then dunked the tops in the icing after they cooled. So, SO delicious!

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muffinmomma on 7.5.2013

Absolute perfection! I decorated with blueberries and strawberries for the fourth. Thanks for a fantastic recipe.

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Deanna F on 6.30.2013

Loved the almond flavor but was too sweet for me. If I make it again I will cut back on the sugar.

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