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Valentine's Day White Texas Sheet Cake Recipe



  • 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


  • 1/2 C unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C whole milk
  • 5 C confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 TSP almond extract
  • 1/2 TSP kosher salt
  • Valentines Day sprinkles to garnish


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Spray a 15x10x1-inch sheet pan with baking spray, set aside
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda

  4. Then in a small saucepan, add the butter and water
  5. Bring to a boil and quickly remove from heat
  6. Stir the hot liquid into the flour mixture
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream, and almond extract until smooth

  8. Pour that into the flour mixture and stir until smooth
  9. Spread batter in the prepared sheet pan
  10. Bake 18-22 minutes until the cake is just golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

  11. Cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes
  12. While the cake cools, prepare the frosting by combining the butter and
  13. milk in a large saucepan, bring to a boil
  14. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar, almond extract, and salt

  15. Spread the glaze over the warm cake and immediately top with sprinkles