Almond Sheet Cake

My family has an addiction to almond extract. The smell is seriously heavenly. My mom and I were exploring yummy recipes about a month or so ago and came across this recipe that we knew would be perfect for us. Let me introduce you to a slice of heaven. If you are like us, and love the flavor of almond extract, then this cake is for you!  It is a super most cake and the flavor is divine!

recipe from: Sweet and Savory by Sarah

1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Water
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
2 Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons Almond Extract

1/2 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Milk
3 1/2 Cups Powder Sugar
1 teaspoon Almond Extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a small sauce pan, add the water and butter and bring to a boil.  In your mixing bowl, add the flour and sugar. Pour the boiling water and butter mixture over the flour and sugar mixture.  Beat well. Add the baking soda and Almond Extract and mix until well incorporated. Add the Sour Cream and eggs and mix until incorporated. Pour the batter into a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until the middle is set. Let the cake cool.

Bring the butter and milk to a boil in a small sauce pan. Add the remaining ingredients to a large mixing bowl.   Once the milk and butter are boiling, pour into the mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Add more powder sugar if you need to for a thicker consistency. Pour onto the cake and let sit for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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  1. The Crunchy Mamacita

    Mmmmmm, we call this white Texas sheet cake and it is one of my favorites cakes! Here is my version

  2. Bonnie

    LOVE anything with a bit of Almond!! i agree..smells heavenly!! Definitely will be trying this one! ;)

  3. aniC

    I'm with you...anything with almond extract is heavenly! This cake looks and sounds sooooo good!! Can't wait to make it!

  4. TheProDiva

    I also love the taste of almond. I usually add almond extract to my pound cake to give it an extra kick. I am definitely saving this recipe for my next family dinner! Thank you!

  5. Jess Wakasugi

    I'm right there with you, almond extract is irresistible! I recently made Cinnamon-Almond Biscotti that I think your family would love. I attached the link if you wanted to checkit out, the almond scent is so amazing!I pinned this recipe, can't wait to get baking!Http://

  6. Jenn

    Oh, I am an almond extract addict too!

  7. Chels

    I am right there with you, I'm an almond extract addict as well!

  8. Lindy

    I love almond too. I am making right away!

  9. mividaenundulce

    Not only your family, I love the smell and taste of almond extract, as well as my mother, for us is a must have almonds at home. I will bake this cake for her, I'm sure she will thank you very, very much.

  10. kitchen flavours

    I love almonds, but my family is not particularly crazy over almonds! Looks like all the more for me to enjoy! Looks and sounds delicious!

  11. Anonymous

    Does the cake need to be completely cool before you pour the icing on top? And can the cake be stored in the fridge for later serving? I'm curious to know if I can make this a day in advance of a party. It sure looks very yummy!

  12. Chef in Training

    yes the cake does need to be completely cool before pouring on the frosting. The cake can be stored in the fridge for later serving! Just cover it before putting it in! Let me know how it turns out for you!

  13. Anonymous

    What temperature are you cooking this at? I don't see it on the recipe?

  14. Michael Ann

    My younger son, for some reason, has an aversion to Almond Extract! Can you believe it? But I'm making this anyway! :-))

  15. Anonymous

    is it 350 degrees? Also, would it be less in a glass pan?

  16. Chef in Training

    sorry I forgot to include that! I must have scheduled that post when I was past tired haha! It is baked at 375 F and had been added to the directions.

  17. Chef in Training

    sorry I forgot to include that! It is baked at 375 F and had been added to the directions.

  18. mno

    Is the frosting warm or cool when it's spread on the cake? Just wondering why you would have to make it during the last few minutes of baking, if the cake has to be completely cool before frosting it

  19. mno

    perhaps it's a typo, could it be let the cake cool (not cook) before starting the icing?

  20. Mindy

    I can't wait to try this! I had an almond sheet cake once that was fabulous, but did not obtain the recipe. I hope this is the same cake!

  21. Tracey

    Self rising or all purpose flour?

  22. Meaghan Luby

    annnnnnd, pinned. my fam and i all also have a love for almond extract. we ran out at christmas and i thought the house was going to launch into a full blown meltdown. it is just so divine per always, love your page. thank you for keeping things interesting and sharing with us! -meg@

  23. Meaghan Luby

    P.S. love the new layout!! i am trying to go through some changes myself, if you could check out my latest post and give me some (dear gosh, much needed) inspiration or feedback, i'd appreciate it. thanks and keep it real <3

  24. Juliana

    This cake looks delicious, and I am a big fan of almond extract as well. I made an almond poundcake on my blog (, and it is one of my favorite recipes to date. I will have to give yours a try! Can't wait to see more of your recipes :)XOXO,

  25. Debbie

    Is this for a regular cookie sheet or a jelly roll pan? Thanks!