Hello hello everyone! I’m Holly and I write the food blog Life as a Lofthouse. Cooking and baking are my biggest passions. I love being in my kitchen, creating delicious food to feed my family. Blogging about it is just another bonus, I started my blog almost 3 years ago and it has been the most rewarding journey! I love to cook and bake and share the recipes. It’s been such a fun and creative way to share my love for cooking!
I’m married to the sweetest man alive and we have 3 awesome kiddos. 2 girls and 1 boy. Along with blogging, I also work fulltime in the medical field as a surgery scheduler. Needless to say, I live a crazy busy life but wouldn’t change it for the world! People as me all the time how I manage to work, take care of my kids, cook AND blog. TO tell you the truth, sometimes I don’t know how I do it either, but I think that if you love something enough, you make time for it. (And that sometimes means I’m blogging or folding laundry until midnight :/)
Today I am sharing my most favorite cake in the word, White Texas Sheet Cake! I love it for many reasons, besides the fact that it tasted so good. It’s so perfect for summer because it only takes 20 minutes to bake, and it feeds a crowd. Perfect for those Summer Potlucks and barbecues. This cake is also super easy to make. You don’t need any type of electric mixer. You can do it all by hand. This Texas Sheet Cake is always a hit and goes fast!
In a medium saucepan, bring butter and water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add flour and sugar. Mix. Then add in eggs, sour cream, almond extract, baking soda and salt. Slowly pour in the boiling butter/water mixture. Stir with a spatula until well combined and smooth. (No need to use an electric mixer!)
Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for about 20 minutes.
For Frosting: In a large saucepan, combine butter and milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, and then stir in sugar and extract. Stir until smooth and all combined. Spread over warm cake.
Decorate cake with sprinkles, if desired.
White Texas Sheet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Vitamin A 408IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.