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Almond Texas Sheet Cake

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In this cake the flavor of almonds really comes through and it is perfect to feed a crowd!
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If you like almonds, you will absolutely love this beautiful-looking Almond Texas Sheet Cake. The flavor of almonds really comes through, and I think it’s perfect for a shower because it not only feeds a crowd, but it looks very elegant. It doesn’t hurt that it is very easy to make and serve into dainty little cake squares.

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What’s In An Almond Texas Sheet Cake?

To make it you will need the following ingredients:

For the cake:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Sour cream
  • Eggs
  • Almond extract
  • Vanilla extract
  • Unsalted butter
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar

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How Can I Make An Almond Texas Sheet Cake?

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 F
  2. Stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl
  3. Whisk together the sour cream, eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a different bowl.
  4. Melt the butter with the water in a small saucepan over medium heat, and add this to the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix it all up until smooth.
  6. Spray a sheet cake with cooking spray and pour in the batter. Spread evenly and bake for 20 mins.
  7. Prepare the frosting while the cake is baking. In the same saucepan, melt the butter with the milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and using a hand-held mixer, beat in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond extracts until smooth and all the sugar has dissolved.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately pour the hot frosting over the warm cake. Use a spatula to smooth it over the entire surface of the cake.
  9. Before cutting it into squares, let it cool completely and if you like, add sliced almonds on top.

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What Is A Sheet Cake?

Sheet cakes are thin cakes that are baked in a shallow rectangular pan. They bake quickly because of this and usually have a good layer of frosting on top. You can also use a jelly roll pan to bake them and they are great for feeding crowds.

Other Sheet Cake Recipes For You:

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  • Best Pumpkin Dump Recipe
  • Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake
  • Homemade Granny Cake

Almond Texas Sheet Cake (2)

Almond Texas Sheet Cake (2)

Almond Texas Sheet Cake

In this cake the flavor of almonds really comes through and it is perfect to feed a crowd!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 30 SQUARES
Calories: 224kcal

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • tsp salt
  • ½ cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water

For the frosting:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp pure almond extract
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the oven to 350 F
  • Stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl
  • Whisk together the sour cream, eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a different bowl.
  • Melt the butter with the water in a small saucepan over medium heat, and add this to the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix it all up until smooth.
  • Spray a 10x15-inch sheet cake with cooking spray and pour in the batter. Spread evenly and bake for 20 mins.
  • Prepare the frosting while the cake is baking. In the same saucepan, melt the butter with the milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and using a hand-held mixer, beat in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond extracts until smooth and all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and immediately pour the hot frosting over the warm cake. Use a spatula to smooth it over the entire surface of the cake.
  • Before cutting it into squares, let it cool completely and if you like, add sliced almonds on top.

Notes

  1. When baking, it is best that all ingredients are room temperature.
  2. If you are using a smaller pan, test the cake using the toothpick method.
  3. The frosting should be poured over the cake while both are still hot.
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Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g

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