White Texas Sheet Cake

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Who: Good Samaritan Society Mount Carroll
Cost: $20 includes shipping
Details: Soft-backed, spiral bound
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White Texas Sheet Cake

Course Dessert
Servings 4


  • 1 18.25 oz. pkg. white cake mix
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1/3 c. melted butter
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 t. almond extract
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t. almond extract


  • For cake, mix together all of the cake ingredients and bake in a greased sheet cake pan at 375 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Cool.
  • To make frosting, place chopped pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a 3-1/2 quart saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly (about 2 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and slowly whisk in buttermilk.
  • Return mixture to heat and bring to a boil.
  • Pour into bowl of heavy duty stand mixer. Gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and almond extract.
  • Beat at high speed until smooth (about 1 minute).
  • Stir in pecans. Immediately spread over cake.