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White Texas Sheet Cake

Traditional Texas Sheet Cake is a chocolate cake made with buttermilk that is topped with chocolate frosting. As much as we love chocolate, this White Texas Sheet Cake may be our new go-to homemade cake recipe! Moist white cake topped with a fluffy vanilla frosting and sprinkles make this White Texas Sheet Cake a dessert that everyone loves!

This White Texas Sheet Cake makes the perfect birthday cake, potluck dessert or festive dessert for the next holiday! You can easily change up the sprinkles you use to top this sheet cake depending on the season.  We love using green and red sprinkles for Christmas or black and orange sprinkles for Halloween.

You could also top this cake with mini M&Ms or other small candies.

White Texas Sheet Cake

40 min Prep Time
22 min Cook Time
1 hr, 2 Total Time


  •     1 cup butter (softened)
  •     1 cup water
  •     2 cups flour
  •     2 cups sugar
  •     2 eggs
  •     1/2 cup sour cream
  •     1 teaspoon almond extract
  •     1/2 teaspoon salt
  •     1 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting:
  •     1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
  •     1/4 cup butter (softened)
  •     1 teaspoon vanilla
  •     4 cups powdered sugar
  •     1/2 cup sprinkles - optional topping


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place one cup butter and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.

Remove saucepan from heat and stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond extract, salt, and baking soda until smooth.

Pour batter into a baking sheet (18 x 13 x 1-inch) sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cake is golden brown. Let cool for 20-30 minutes.

For the frosting, cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla together.

Add powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Top with sprinkles, if desired.


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