Foodie Friday: Almond Sheet Cake

My husband and I first tried this dessert at a family function last year Fourth of July. Since then I've been waiting very patiently for a second appearance. We both could've sworn they were called almond bars and made by Uncle Jeffrey, so finding the recipe would be a breeze, but when we brought it up no one seemed to know what we were talking about! I was hell-bent on finding this recipe, the bars were unforgettable! After some digging, a few days, and help from the whole family we finally found it! Almond Sheet Cake by Celeste Lewis. It tastes like a lighter, white version of a Texas Sheet Cake. I'd love to share the recipe with you, they are worth every caloric bite :) FullSizeRender

Almond Sheet Cake

Cake:

1 cup butter

1 cup water

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 t. salt

1 t. baking powder

1/2 cup sour cream

2 eggs

1 t. almond extract

Preheat oven to 350. Boil together butter and water. Add dry ingredients and mix. Add sour cream, eggs and almond extract and mix well. Pour into greased sheet cake pan. Bake 18-20 minutes.

Icing:

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup milk

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 t. almond extract

Boil butter and milk together. Remove from heat, add and beat powdered sugar and almond extract. Pour and spread over warm cake.

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