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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Baking Texas style

As promised - cake recipe coming up! The storm has done almost nothing here - less than 1/4 inch of rain and mild breezes. We are grateful for safety and praying for the literally millions of people in South Texas dealing with no power, water supply issues and flooding.
White Texas Sheet Cake
1 cup butter
1 cup of water
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
1/4 cup milk
4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
nuts and or coconut
In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup butter and water to a boil. Remove pan from heat, and stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond extract, baking soda and baking powder until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 10X15X1 inch greased baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for barely 20 minutes or until cake is golden brown and tests done. Cool for 10 minutes.
Frosting: combine 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup milk in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread frosting over warm cake - top with sliced almonds or coconut (or in my case - both!) ENJOY!
I used an 11X17X1 inch baking pan so the cake is proportionally thinner. It cooked completely in about 15 minutes. Have even made this cake in a 9X13 pan but it gets a bit gooey when it is so thick.
OK no more sweets for a while - I need to cook something like vegetables or meat! The cake is delicious, I know my baked goodies here on Buhlaland!


KathyB. said...

All right, I am getting in the mood for baking...after the fair next week. I am really needing some 'just stay at home' time for catching up on weeding, cleaning, canning, and BAKING ! I think I will bake a Texas Sheet Cake, because it looks yummy ! Thanks. KathyB.

ByLightOfMoon said...

SO glad you are ok with Ike, I do love your baking photos and recipes. Many thanks for them. Maybe I will feel like cooking when it cools off here. Everyone is talking fall.
Smiles, cyndi

River57 said...

Oh that cake looks good!! I love anything with almond flavor. But I am not a baker I'm afraid. Thrilled to hear that Ike was such a non-event for you guys. See ya around WT

Dani said...

That cake looks so so good..I haven't visited in a few days, you've been busy...I will have to write these recipes down they all look good, super good, there goes the diet! said...

I've had chocolate sheet cake but never white sheet cake -- this looks WONDERFUL! I can't wait to try it!

As always, I just love your blog!


Liz said...

This sounds delicious!!!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Liz - no tooting of my own horn - but it is delicious and you can kind of fool yourself thinking "well they are such thin little slices a tiny bit more won't hurt" the road to size XXL is paved with such thoughts!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Yes, we are praying also, we used to have family that lived in Houston and Galveston is one of our favorite vacation places. The recipe sounds delicious! Have a wonderful weekend, blessings, Kathleen