A delicious yellow almond sheet cake with a warm glaze poured on top.
My Aunt sent me this pin a few months ago as a recipe idea to make for her daughter-in-law’s birthday. After perusing the ingredient list I noticed that the cake was really similar to my Mother-in-law’s amazing Texas Sheet Cake recipe, just without the cocoa.
I went ahead and made it like I make my MIL’s awesome Texas Sheet Cake, but just left out the cocoa and replaced the vanilla extract with almond extract. The result was seriously so amazing. This Almond Sheet Cake is one of my new favorite cakes for sure! Super moist cake with a hint of almond. I love the addition of fruit on top too. This cake is perfect for parties since it feeds a lot of people and it’s really easy to transport. And the red and white berries are super festive for summer.
- · 1 cup water
- · 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks)
- · 2 cups all-purpose flour
- · 2 cups granulated sugar
- · 1 tsp baking soda
- · 1/4 tsp salt
- · 1/2 cup sour cream
- · 2 eggs
- · 1 ½ tsp almond extract
- For the Frosting
- · 6 Tbsp milk
- · 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
- · 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 15''x11'' jelly roll pan.
Add water and butter to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil.
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another small bowl mix together the sour cream, eggs and almond extract. Add sour cream/egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined. Once the mixture in the saucepan is boiling remove it from heat and pour it into the batter and mix well.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth with a spatula into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
When the cake is about half-way through cooking, prepare the frosting.
For the frosting
Add milk and butter to a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and almond extract. I like to beat the mixture with my hand-held mixer to get rid of any lumps.
Pour warm icing over warm cake. Use a spatula to spread it evenly over the cake. Allow frosting to set for at least 10 minutes before serving. Top with fresh berries.
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