White Texas Almond Sheet Cake

Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Total 30 mins
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White Texas Almond Sheet Cake! The entire cake only takes 30 minutes!

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This White Texas Almond Sheet Cake…whoa. It’s a whole pound of butter between the icing and the cake. Seriously – an entire pound of butter. It’s so moist and buttery that I haven’t found a single person who isn’t obsessed with it.

This cake only takes 30 MINUTES to make from start to finish, including frosting. I love any recipe that takes 30 minutes or less, but especially one that makes an a whole cake in that little time.

If you are dieting, close your eyes and run away. Really fast.

White Texas Almond Sheet Cake! The entire cake only takes 30 minutes!

Ohhh good. You are still here. I knew you were my kind of people. Cake loving people.

This cake has been made 5 times in the last month. 3 times by me and twice by friends who fell instantly in love with it. It is so well loved, that I only got a photo of it on the third time I made it!

White Texas Almond Sheet Cake! The entire cake only takes 30 minutes!

The base is a buttery, moist cake that is flavored with vanilla, almond…and um, more butter. Then the buttery (yes, seriously, more butter) icing is poured on the cake while it is still hot from the oven. The icing sinks into the cake a little and the top crackles a little when you cut into it. It’s pure sweet cake perfection.

This cake is the best dessert I have made in a long time. I am not proud to say that my family of four plowed through half of it in just one day! Make this right now — seriously, what are you waiting for? It only takes 30 minutes!

P.S. If you aren’t into almond, just double the vanilla instead. Also, I have this awesome heavy duty 13 X 18 sheet pan that I make all my sheet cakes in (I also use it to bake all my cookies on since it’s huge). It’s a worthwhile investment!

Yield: 1 large sheet cake

White Texas Almond Sheet Cake

White Texas Almond Sheet Cake served on a white plate with a fork - remaining cake shown in the background
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • sliced almonds, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13 x 18 jelly roll pan with butter or spray with Baker’s Joy.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, water, sour cream and sugar. Whisk in eggs, vanilla extract and almond extract. Then whisk in flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Pour batter into prepared jelly roll pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Once cake is baked, whisk together melted butter, milk, vanilla extract, almond extract and powered sugar – until smooth. Pour on top of hot cake and spread icing out to the edges. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  5. If stored in an airtight container, this cake is good for up to one week…but I promise it won’t last that long!


White Texas Almond Sheet Cake! This perfect buttery cake only takes 30 minutes from start to finish!

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73 Responses
  1. Jan

    I was asked to make a white cake with white frosting for a birthday party. I have many cake recipes in my “book”, but not a white cake with white frosting. I found this recipe on Pinterest, and gave it a try. Results? An amazingly moist and easy cake, rave reviews, and many requests for the recipe. Thank you! It is definitely a keeper.

  2. Meg

    I have made this recipe at least 10 times, soooo delicious and easy! I make it into cupcakes so it’s easier to eat at potlucks and picnics-people just love them! 

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hi Christine! Just make sure it’s 13 x 18 in size and has at least an inch deep sides. Or you can also bake it in a 9 x 13 baking pan and just bake it a little longer! :-)

  3. Joyce

    Hands down this was the best tasting cake I have ever had!! The frosting everything perfection now I’m definitely going to have to look into your other recipes thank you so much

  4. Nicole D.

    Hi! I love your cake! But!… I plan on making a second one to take both to a family reunion tomorrow. After getting a taste of the first one, I was thinking.. That’s alot of butter in the frosting. It seemed too greasy. I looked up other White Texas Sheet cake recipes. Instead of two sticks of butter in frosting, they use 1 stick. Just a thought.

  5. Theresa

    This cake is absolutely Yummy !!!  I didn’t have milk and substituted with evaporated milk and it even gave the icing a richer taste.  Made it 3 times in one week. 

  6. Mari

    My cake turned out beautiful. My husband loved it and he`ll have to eat the whole cake himself! I found it to be overly moist for my liking. (It`s a texture thing I have) . And seeing that melted 1 (lb) butter as I was making it made me cringe. Sorry.

  7. Sheila

    Do you think this would work as cup cakes? I love this cake and want to make it for my
    Sons wedding , wondering how it would be to bake in 9×9 pans and layer? 

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hi Shelia! 

      I have thought about this for a couple of days since I saw your email and I can’t figure out how to make them as cupcakes. But they would be cute baked and cut into individual squares and served in little paper cups! 

  8. April

    This is a really delicious and moist cake! I made a few adjustments to the ingredients though- I had no sour cream so I used buttermilk instead. And whilst getting my ingredients together I realized i had no granulated sugar so I ended up using brown. I also added a teaspoon of baking powder. However, the frosting was a hit with the melted butter and almonds! Yummy! This white cake recipe has made a huge impression on my tastebuds because I’m a chocolate and more chocolate kind of gal.

  9. Meg

    These were amazing! They are quick and easy to prepare as promised. I made them for a party at work and have had many requests for the recipe! Thanks!

  10. Paddy

    I made this cake for a retirement party. I ran out of almond extract. So I used coconut extract instead. So yummy! Now I have requests for more. Thanks for this beautiful cake idea.

  11. Amanda

    Oh my–cake 1 didn’t turn out….no set up of the cake what so ever….gonna try it again.   There’s a conflict in ingredients listed here and on Pinterest.  But the icing is the bomb 

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hi Amanda – oh no – sorry to hear that! I can’t control what pinterest shows or what people enter for the ingredients, so make sure and follow the recipe as shown here! 

  12. fudgewomunn

    This cake is EXTREMELY GOOD with a sliced strawberry topping on top! It was fantastic before, but try it with berries on top! WOW!!!

  13. Mary

    Jessica, this is  making my mouth water! I’m having a birthday party for 25 adults. How many people will this cake feed? Thank you. 

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hi Mary! It does make a large cake, but if all 25 people were really going to eat a good size slice of cake, I would probably make two cakes. Hope this helps!

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