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Almond Sheet Cake with Butter Frosting

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Perfectly sweet and moist almond cake with scrumptious butter frosting. Need I say more? Perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, etc.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • 2  Eggs, Lightly Beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • Sliced Almonds For Sprinkling On Top
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • ½ cups Butter
  • ¼ cups Milk
  • ½ teaspoons Almond Extract
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar

Preparation

For the cake:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 15 x 11 jelly roll pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour through baking powder) and set aside.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Then add it into the flour mixture and stir to combine.

Stir in sour cream, beaten eggs and almond extract. Pour into prepared pan and bake 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Spread warm (not hot) cake with butter frosting (recipe below). Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Cut into squares and serve.

For the frosting:

In a medium saucepan, combine butter and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; whisk in almond extract, and gradually whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Frost almond cake.

*Notes: I don’t make the frosting until I’m ready to frost the cake (it will start to harden if it sits). I also sprinkle the almonds on top while the frosting is still warm so they’ll stay in place.

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Sweetpea Nancy on 4.22.2012

Yum! I love Almond flavor! I can’t wait to try this recipe, thanks for sharing!

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cooperb3 on 10.21.2015

This recipe is amazing! I make it all the time for family or church get-togethers because its EASY and everyone always loves it. And it makes a lot so I can sneak a few pieces and nobody knows the difference. :)

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Luv2bake26 on 5.6.2012

This was excellent! The cake itself wasn’t too sweet, so the frosting complimented it perfectly. I would definetely make this again, it’s perfect for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk!

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