Vanilla Texas Sheetcake

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White Texas Sheet Cake | 30 Minute Sheet Cake | Just like the original, chocolaty sheet cake you love!

White Texas Sheet Cake | 30 Minute Sheet Cake | Just like the original, chocolaty sheet cake you love!

White Texas Sheet Cake | 30 Minute Sheet Cake | Just like the original, chocolaty sheet cake you love!
Vanilla Texas Sheetcake

Vanilla Texas Sheetcake


  • Cake:
  • 1 c butter
  • 1 c water
  • 2 c sugar
  • 2-1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • Frosting:
  • 1 c butter
  • 6 Tbsp evaporated milk
  • 4-1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Add water and butter to a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat until butter is melted
  3. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, flour, salt and baking soda. Stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla
  4. Stir in sour cream and mix until blended
  5. Pour the batter into a well greased 11"x17" sheet pan
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched
  7. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool slightly while you prepare the frosting
  8. Place butter and milk into a medium saucepan and heat until butter is melted, and brought to a simmer
  9. Remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar, vanilla and a dash of salt. Whisk, or mix, until completely smooth
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Recipe adapted from Eat Cake For Dinner



  1. May 24, 2016 / 8:10 am

    YUM! Thank you for linking up to last week’s Tasty Tuesday linky. I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope you’ll join us again this week.

  2. May 23, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Hi Hilary, I just wanted to stop by and let you know that your post has been chosen by one of our hostesses to be one of our features this week on #OMHGWW and will be in a Slideshow and is on Youtube. Its also be pinned to our WW Board!! Stop by and linkup again this week.

    Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Host~Oh My Heartsie Girl

  3. May 22, 2016 / 9:59 am

    Wow– I have never heard of a VANILLA texas sheet cake. Looks delicious!

  4. May 21, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Everyone in our family loves chocolate Texas Sheet Cake, so I’m sure this one would be loved to! Thank you for sharing it!

  5. May 20, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    Oh my gosh…this looks amazing and you really have me craving cake now! Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo

  6. May 20, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    Your cake looks delicious!!

    Thank you for hosting and stopping by the #OMHGFF this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. May 19, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Hilary, I love making all flavors of sheet cakes. Isn’t it just the handiest cake to serve at large casual gatherings! Yours looks so pretty on the tray.

  8. May 18, 2016 / 6:50 am

    That looks delightful and perfect for Spring!

    • Hilary
      May 18, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Totally! We love, love this cake.

  9. May 16, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    We love Texas sheet cake! I’ve never seen a vanilla version! Pinned to share and save 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us this week and sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    • Hilary
      May 18, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks for such a fun party, and thank you so much for pinning! So sweet of you 😉 xoxo

    • Hilary
      May 18, 2016 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you so much for the invitation. We absolutely love this Cake…so yummy!!!

  10. May 16, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    I have a chocolate Texas sheet cake recipe but not a vanilla one…at least not until now! Thanks!
    Blessings, Leigh

    • Hilary
      May 18, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      You’re welcome!!! We love this recipe. My husband is all about vanilla! Loves, loves it!!! xoxo

  11. valerie
    March 18, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    The cake was terrible. What a waste of ingredients

    • Maggie
      May 14, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Whoa don’t be rude! You probably just made it wrong.

      Hilary, this looks delicious and your photography is beautiful!!

      • Hilary
        May 15, 2016 / 10:12 am

        Thank you so much Maggie! Not sure how I missed her comment. We absolutely love this cake around here! Doesn’t last long that’s for sure, haha. I’m so glad you like my photography, you’re so sweet!!! xoxo

  12. March 2, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    I love sheet cakes! I haven’t tried a vanilla one yet, so I’m so glad you posted this! Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!!


    • Hilary
      May 15, 2016 / 10:13 am

      Yes we love the vanilla one!!! My husband loves anything vanilla 🙂

  13. February 29, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Thank you Hilary for linking up this delicious Vanilla Texas Sheetcake at the Creative Muster Party! It looks absolutely amazing and your pictures are great too! We hope you’ll stop by tomorrow night at 6 pm EST to party with us again. Your post is one of my #FavoritePosts this week (and the most viewed!) so it’s been shared on Pinterest with my followers. 🙂 ~Heather

    • Hilary
      May 15, 2016 / 10:13 am

      Thank you so much Heather!!! I’m so glad it was well received.!.

  14. February 29, 2016 / 9:53 am

    Yum, that sounds amazing!! Pinning it to try! Thank you for sharing it with us at the #HomeMattersParty

    • Hilary
      May 15, 2016 / 10:14 am

      It’s so yummy! Thanks for the pin Jamie.!. xoxo

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