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Grammy’s White Texas Sheet Cake

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A cousin of chocolate Texas sheet cake, this is a moist, buttery cake with a thin layer of vanilla icing. Easy to make in an hour, perfect for a crowd and it won’t last long!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 4 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Evaporated Milk
  • 4-½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Put butter and water in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir until all the butter is melted. Add sugar, flour, salt, and soda. Stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Stir in sour cream until everything is blended.

Pour the batter into an 11”x17” sheet pan that has been greased and floured.

Bake at 375 F for 20-25 minutes, until the cake springs back when lightly touched or a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cake from the oven to cool slightly while you make the frosting.

Put butter and milk into a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 3-4 minutes. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and a dash of salt. Beat until smooth. Add nuts and gently spread on warm cake.

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Casey on 4.8.2013

How far in advance can you make this cake? I would like to make it for a community dinner on Friday, would it be too early to make the cake on Wednesday evening?

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shehutch on 1.30.2012

It’s making my mouth water. Can’t wait to try it.

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michihunt on 1.29.2012

Looks yummy!!!

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kender3 on 8.13.2016

Just made the cake (had a request for vanilla cake and chocolate icing).
Just wonderful.

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Stacy Makes Cents on 6.24.2013

I made this for my daughter’s 4th birthday because I had a lot of people to feed. FABULOUS! Thanks. :-)

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crazydaisy on 3.27.2013

I’ve received so many compliments on this cake. Thank you for sharing a great recipe!

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Kim on 4.25.2012

This is an excellent cake to serve to a large group. It works well when teamed with the Texas chocolate sheet cake-giving everyone an option!
I added a half teaspoon almond extract to the cake and icing-ooh la la – it tasted just like wedding cake!

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Armywife218 on 3.26.2012

Flavor is great!!! they popped up at the last few minutes golden in color and fluffy. Decorating with Buttercream tomorrow well see how they turn out. Thanks for the easy cake recipe!!

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