A slice of Almond Sheet Cake with a deliicous almond glaze frosting and topped with blueberries and a raspberry.
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Almond Sheet Cake

MY favorite almond cake is extra moist and delicious, with a hint of almond flavor and a vanilla almond frosting, with fresh berries. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream , or substitute plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

For the Frosting:

  • 6 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Berries, for topping, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a jelly roll pan (around 13x18'' or 15x11 will work well).
  • 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 just until combined. 
  • Add water and butter to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil. 
  • Once the mixture is boiling, remove from heat and add to the batter, mixing to combine.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth with a spatula into an even layer. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • When the cake is about 5 minutes away from being done 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 gently spread it evenly over the cake. 
  • Top with fresh berries, if desired. Allow cake to cool before serving. 



Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.9mg