White Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

Moist white cake topped with a fluffy vanilla frosting and sprinkles make this White Texas Sheet Cake a dessert that everyone loves!

My sister, Camille, made these Texas Sheet Cake Brownies a few years ago and I was instantly on board the Texas Sheet Cake train!

Traditional Texas Sheet Cake is a chocolate cake made with buttermilk that is topped with chocolate frosting (like our Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes).

As much as we love chocolate, this White Texas Sheet Cake may be our new go-to homemade cake recipe!

This White Texas Sheet Cake makes the perfect birthday cake, potluck dessert or festive dessert for the next holiday!

Ways to decorate your Texas Sheet Cake:

You can easily change up the sprinkles you use to top this sheet cake depending on the season.  We love using green and red sprinkles for Christmas or black and orange sprinkles for Halloween.

You could also top this cake with mini M&Ms or other small candies.

How many does it serve?

This White Texas Sheet Cake is made to feed a crowd.  You can cut this cake into as many slices as you need, but we recommend slicing it into 30 pieces for a big helping of this delicious cake.

Easy to prepare

Besides feeding a crowd, my favorite thing about this White Texas Sheet Cake is that it is easy to make.

Unlike traditional cake, this cake is made by bringing butter and water to a boil in a saucepan on the stove then stirring in the remaining cake ingredients.

Spread the batter in a half baking sheet that has been generously sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and bake for 20-22 minutes at 375 degrees and let cool completely before frosting.

The frosting can be made by simply creaming all of the frosting ingredients together until light and fluffy.

Can you freeze Texas Sheet Cake?

Yes!  You can freeze this White Texas Sheet Cake by covering it tightly with plastic wrap and then covering it in foil then placing it in the freezer.  Let it thaw at room temperature before serving.

Store this cake (covered) for 3 days at room temperature or for one week in the fridge.

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Serves: 30

White Texas Sheet Cake

Moist white cake topped with a fluffy vanilla frosting and sprinkles make this White Texas Sheet Cake a dessert that everyone loves!

40 minPrep Time

22 minCook Time

1 hr, 2 Total Time

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  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles - optional topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place one cup butter and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond extract, salt, and baking soda until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into a baking sheet (18 x 13 x 1-inch) sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cake is golden brown. Let cool for 20-30 minutes.
  6. For the frosting, cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla together.
  7. Add powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  8. Top with sprinkles, if desired.



2796 cal


15 g


640 g


37 g
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  1. That face book comment could have come from my M-I=L, who is known to be quite blunt about her body image ideas, but has also been caught sneaking into my cookie jar when she thought no one was watching!! Your family recipes are fantastic and so very appreciated. Keep up the great work and thanks for this cake recipe. I'm heading to the kitchen to make it now, and will add green coloring to the frosting for a St. Patrick's Day treat!

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