Almond Vanilla Sheet Cake

Here is another sheet cake I made recently.

Melt 1 C. of butter with 1 C. of water in a pan.

Measure 2 C. flour and 2 C. sugar in the bowl of your mixer.

Add 1 tsp. baking soda to the flour.

Add 1 tsp. salt.

Beat 2 eggs in a small bowl.

Temper them with some of the butter/water mixture.

Add all of the liquid to the flour the add 1/2 cup of sour cream.

Add 1 tsp. of almond extract. Beat it until you have a smooth batter and pour it into a greased 10X13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Can someone tell me how I did this? I don't think I could have done this if I wanted to. I have never had a cake brown this way. My oven heat is not uneven so I can't figure this out!

Put 1/2 C. of butter in a pan and add 1/4 C. of milk. Bring it to a boil and mix it in to 4 1/2 C. confectioners sugar. Add 1 tsp. of almond extract and if you want, 1 C. of chopped pecans or walnuts. I left the nuts out. Spread the frosting over the cake and top with colored sprinkles.

I keep this in the refrigerator because it is very good served cold.


that looks so good...i love that bottle of almond extract..

so weird how that browned...i have never seen that either...and i LOVE the frosting with those cute sprinkles....

i have to make this...maybe this weekend....

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Robin Larkspur said…
As always, looks like a great recipe. Maybe there was a secret image or message in that brown spot of the cake...OMG...was it the face of Jesus??? LOL! too bad you ate it already!!(disclaimer: I am not trying to insult anyone's religion (especially if they are Canadian))
Pricilla said…
Maybe it's a sign of the coming apocalypse. My oven does weird things now and then. No understanding the oven.

Wait 'til you see the apple caramel cake I made for the firemen. Mmmmm
Anonymous said…
I agree with the others, it must be a sign of the coming apocalypse :-) :-) :-)

I love the taste of almond so I think this one will be a favorite of mine :-)

Have a great day!
It's a sign! It's a sign! "Don't get all stretched out of shape about the Rapture"
Anonymous said…
I would like a piece of that,, right about now,,I've never know people to fortell things by way of cake,,cows inards,, tree bark,,, beaver pelts,, acorns on trees yes but not cake,, I like it though,, no disasters though just good things,,please,,
Rosemary said…
Found it interesting to combine butter and water. I am guessing this is an old family recipe... wherever this recipe is from it looks delicious.. love anything almond... will be trying .
Festive and yummy looking.

I'm hoping to make the pecan sheet cake this weekend.

Happy day.

xoxo to Sweet Teddy Red Fluffs.
lleblanc_nd said…
Yum! Would be great to make for a graduation party.
Mel Mel said…
That looks really yummy! I might just try it this weekend but I'm not a huge fan of frosting so maybe I'll have vanilla ice cream with it. :-)
SharleneT said…
No question, it's a sign. It was pointing to the four corners and that definitely means something, somewhere. I love sheet cakes and anything almond. Great to bring to the church supper. Thanks for sharing. Come visit and enter the give-away!
~ Jayne ~ said…
I finally have my oven restored for baking & I certainly would like to try this recipe.Where do you buy your almond extract from : I have never seen the brand that you pictured before?
Anonymous said…
That one sounds so good also. I am such a fan of cakes, and you always have the best recipes.

That looks delicious. One evening, I'm coming over for supper!
Chowz Creations said…
Yum - yum - yum .....
Time and baking temp? This is on my agenda for the weekend. I stopped just short of licking my monitor. =)
Mina said…
What a perfect dessert for those pork chops!
Yum! That sounds so good! And the cake looks nice and moist. Thanks for sharing! I will have to try my hand at this! Many blessings!