Mom discovered this recipe awhile back, and it has become one of our all-time favorite desserts ever. This is BY FAR my most asked-for recipe.
2 c. butter
2 c. water
4 c. flour
2 c. sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 c. sour cream
2 tsp. almond extract (Melissa and Jenn have also tried vanilla, instead, which is also yummy. Though Jenn thinks the almond extract is preferable)
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
Boil water and butter. Set aside. Mix everything else together in a bowl. Add the water and butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 – 22 minutes in a sheet cake pan.
White Texas Sheet Cake Frosting
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. milk
4 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract (again, vanilla could be substituted.)
1 c. chopped nuts
Heat milk and butter to boiling. Put in a bowl and add the other ingredients. Spread over cooled cake and serve.