White Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

White Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

If you're familiar with Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake...this is the vanilla version of it. It's BIG, YUMMY and FASTER THAN OF BOX CAKE MIX! So, the next time you need a big white sheet cake, BAKE IT…DON’T BUY IT! Add sprinkles to this White Texas Sheet cake recipe to make a festive and frugal birthday cake.
Course cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Author Kristl Story, TheBudgetDiet.com


  • Cake:
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • optional: sprinkles or chopped nuts for topping
  • Frosting:
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Cake:
  2. Put 2 sticks of butter and water in a large saucepan and stir constantly over medium heat until butter is melted.
  3. Remove from heat and using a whisk stir in the sugar, flour, baking soda, salt until smooth.
  4. Add the sour cream, eggs and vanilla and continue whisking until smooth.
  5. Pour into a greased 11 x 17 sheet cake pan.
  6. Bake at 375º for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove cake from the oven and immediately begin making the frosting...no need for the cake to cool, isn't that wonderful!
  8. Frosting:
  9. Put 2 sticks of butter and milk in a large saucepan and stir constantly over medium heat until butter is melted.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla until smooth.
  11. Pour over cake and spread.
  12. Add sprinkles or chopped nuts if desired.


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8 years ago

I have made this recipe many times. It’s my easy go to cake and it so moist and amazing. I do everything step by step in the recipe and it is a no fail cake. Family loves it!

8 years ago

Can I substitute eggs for applesauce or bananas to make this recipe

8 years ago

I aumented these things:
I used cream instead of water.
I used 1Tbs Butter Flavoring, 1Tbs Vanilla Nut Flavoring in the cake and added white chocolate pudding mix.
I mixed the eggs and sour cream in one bowl, then added to the butter/cream/sugar/flavors to the egg/sour cream mixture, before adding all that to the sifted, dry ingredients.
Added 1Tbs Carmel Flavoring for the frosting.

8 years ago

i halved the recipe and made it an 8 inch round. Same baking time. Left the top plain. So easy!!!

9 years ago

I was wondering if you cool the butter/water mixture before whisking in the flour, etc.? It seems that the eggs would cook adding them to the hot mixture.

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