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Friday, December 16, 2011

White Texas Sheet Cake

When the crowd gathers for holiday festivities, there is nothing faster and easier than a sheet cake.  You'll love this for Christmas or ringing in the New Year.
This is very moist for a white cake and it serves a crowd.
Heat butter and water in a glass bowl in the microwave for 2½ minutes.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup water
Stir in following ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
½ cup sour cream
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix until smooth.  Pour into greased 9x13 inch baking pan.  Bake at 375° for 25 minutes.  Cool for 20 minutes.
½ cup (one stick) butter
cup milk
Microwave the butter and milk for 1½ minutes.  Mix in remaining ingredients.  Spread on warm cake.
4½ cups confectioners’ sugar
½ teaspoon almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Top with almonds.
2½ ounces toasted almond slivers

Our own snow queen, Lucy, is dreaming of a white Christmas.  She found this little item in one of the local over-priced tourist traps in Aspen.  Cha-ching on the credit card. What guy wouldn't like to find her sitting under his tree Christmas morning? Too bad she can't find someone worthy of the pricey negligee.

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