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A glass cake pan with a white cake topped with sprinkles on a table.

White Texas Sheet Cake

You'll have to have a piece to believe how good this White Texas Sheet Cake is. It's amazing. Made with sour cream to make it nice and moist, it's light almond flavor just melts in your mouth. There's a reason people call this their best cake recipe. It's so easy and you can serve it for any occasion, like we have for Valentine's Day. Simply select different sprinkles, or leave them off, and you've got a great birthday cake or cake for any time.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword White Texas Sheet Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 386kcal
Author Jennifer Quisenberry


For the cake:

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP kosher salt
  • 1 TSP baking soda
  • 1 C unsalted butter
  • 1 C water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 C sour cream
  • 1 TSP almond extract

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C whole milk
  • 5 C confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 TSP almond extract
  • 1/2 TSP kosher salt
  • Optional: Valentines Day sprinkles to garnish or sprinkles of your choice



  • Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray a 15x10x1-inch sheet pan with baking spray, set aside.

Make the sheet cake:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Then in a small saucepan, add the butter and water.
  • Bring to a boil and quickly remove from heat.
  • Stir the hot liquid into the flour mixture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream, and almond extract until smooth.
  • Pour that into the flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Spread batter in the prepared sheet pan.
  • Baked 18-22 minutes until the cake is just golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes.

Make the frosting:

  • While the cake cools, prepare the frosting by combining the butter and milk in a large saucepan, bring to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar, almond extract, and salt.
  • Spread the glaze over the warm cake and immediately top with sprinkles.


Please note that nutrition facts are subject to change with your choice of ingredients.