This White Texas Sheet Cake is one of my most popular recipes on my blog. If I had to guess why, it is because this cake is simple, moist, and the photos make you want to try this cake recipe immediately, right? I can’t tell you how many times I have made this cake. My guess is almost close to 10 and that is a lot for me. I happen to think this White Texas Sheet Cake is the perfect cake for novice bakers. If you have never made a cake before, unless it came from a box (there is nothing wrong with that by the way), this cake is perfect for you! It is a bit unorthodox the way it is made. What I mean is the cake starts off on the stove and then transfers to the oven. Typically, cakes start off in a regular mixing bowl and it is taken from there. To be honest, I think warming the ingredients makes for a moist cake. In fact, I made a cake not too long ago where I warmed the milk and the cake came out incredibly moist and soft.
As I have mentioned before, I have made this cake several times. Every time I made this cake, it has come out lovely. I have made this cake with water, as initially instructed, but I have also made this White Texas Sheet Cake using whole milk and the outcome was the same. Please feel free to use water the first time you make this cake recipe to feel comfortable if this is your first time baking a cake from scratch. Also, I used a 9X13 casserole dish pan and baked the cake, versus a traditional jelly roll pan that is used to bake Texas Sheet Cakes. It is your choice. However, I was told by a somewhat rude viewer that I cannot call this cake a true White Texas Sheet because it wasn’t baked in a traditional Texas sheet pan (pish-posh). If you share that same sentiment, by all means, use the traditional jelly roll pan. You will love this cake all the same.
I have no idea why they call a “Texas Sheet Cake” a “Texas Sheet Cake”. My only idea is that the cake is as big as Texas? That is the only thing I can actually think of. I will tell you this if Texas tastes anything like this cake, then I need to take a visit immediately.
Although this cake seems easy and simple enough to make, and it is, I have never made a cake using the techniques that are used for making this cake such as melting the butter and the milk and adding it to the dry ingredients and pouring the frosting over a hot cake. I think these techniques are what makes the “Texas Sheet Cake” what it is. Before, I use to look at this cake as a regular cake just made in a rectangular pan, but after tasting it my mind will forever be changed.
I think this White Texas Sheet Cake is great for picnics or just to have friends over. I must warn you, the frosting is very rich and sweet, but it is very, very good.
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