White Sheet Cake

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Some things are just meant to be. Like Becky in Sleepless in Seattle who found Rick all because she married Martin and bought the house with the dead tree on account of which she got divorced (because of the tree man) and hit a car and met Rick while buying a neck brace . . . I’d never know about this heavenly cake if it weren’t for Mary who told me about the Pioneer Woman on account of which I learned about the Tasty Kitchen which is where I met Karen who pinned this recipe for cake. Meant. To. Be. It looks like ordinary cake but I’m here to tell you, it is outstanding! The moisture. The flavor. The butter. Oh my . . . .

 

Cake:

1 c butter

1 c water

2 c sugar

2¼ c flour

1 t baking soda

½ t salt

2 eggs

1 t vanilla

½ c sour cream

 

Frosting:

1 c butter

6 T evaporated milk

4½ c powdered sugar, sifted*

1 t vanilla

dash salt

1 c chopped pecans, optional

 

To make cake, cook butter and water in large saucepan using medium/low heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Whisk in sugar, flour, baking soda and salt until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk again until smooth. Stir in sour cream and mix well. Pour into greased 11 x 17 baking pan. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

 

While cake slightly cools, make frosting by heating butter and milk in saucepan over medium/low heat until butter is melted and mixture is simmering. Remove from heat and beat in powdered sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth. Add nuts, if desired, and pour on warm cake. Spread evenly. And enjoy cake like you’ve never enjoyed cake before!

 

*since frosting is warm, lumps of powdered sugar are very visible…sifting powdered sugar makes for smoother frosting

 

Source: Eat Cake for Dinner

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4 Responses to White Sheet Cake

  1. Karen says:

    WOW!!! Your cake looks so perfect!!! I was trying to think what dessert I wanted to make tonight, and now I know. Thanks for reminding me how good this is :)

  2. LAUREN says:

    THAT HAS TO BE THE CAKE RECIPE THAT ULTIMATELY ” TAKES THE CAKE ” !!!!! THAT CAKE IS SHEER DESSERT PERFECTION . GIVE MY REGUARDS TO THE CHEF !!! GREAT CAKE !!!

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