Vanilla Texas Sheetcake

Who would like to try a bite of this Vanilla Texas Sheetcake in 30 Minutes or less?

My original Chocolate Texas Sheetcake aka 30 minute cake is so popular here on Embellishmints, and in our house, that I had to try this vanilla version and it did not disappoint! Infact I’ve never been more pleased by a dessert. Honest! I’m all about chocolate but man this Vanilla Texas Sheetcake really took the cake …if ya know what I mean.

But let’s be honest, if I was forced to eat a piece of cake I’d totally be happy eating either or. Vanilla Texas Sheetcake | 30 Minute Sheetcake | Just like the original, chocolaty sheetcake you love!

Vanilla Texas Sheetcake Recipe


  • 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


  • 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

Vanilla Texas Sheetcake | 30 Minute Sheetcake | Just like the original, chocolaty sheetcake you love! embellishmints.comVanilla Texas Sheetcake | 30 Minute Sheetcake | Just like the original, chocolaty sheetcake you love!

Like I mentioned before, you can’t go wrong trying either of these delicious 30 minute cakes. Chocolate or Vanilla you will create a crowd pleaser with either variety! Just remember to save a piece for me.

Recipe adapted from Eat Cake For Dinner



  1. July 11, 2018 / 9:36 am

    These are the best cakes! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  2. July 8, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Yum! This looks like a cake that I need to make 🙂 Thanks for sharing it on Merry Monday.

  3. July 4, 2018 / 9:52 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!

  4. July 3, 2018 / 10:37 pm


    You’re welcome to drop by for a cup of inspiration,

  5. Mother of 3
    April 9, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Sounds delicious. I have never made a sheet cake before but I am definitely pinning for our next party.

  6. April 7, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I still think that vanilla is my very favourite kind of cake! So I am going for your recipe! Love the addition of sour cream… yummy!

    So happy you could join us at Fiesta Friday this week! 😀

  7. April 7, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    I love the simplicity of a sheet cake. Looks wonderful – Thank you for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party

  8. March 28, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    The frosting! A great cake and perfect for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

  9. March 24, 2018 / 11:58 am

    We love Texas Sheetcake, this looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  10. March 24, 2018 / 8:29 am

    I make chocolate Texas sheet cake often, but I have never seen a recipe for vanilla. It looks so elegant. I’m excited to try this new method. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  11. March 21, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Just add a cup of coffee and it’s my afternoon snack! Looks yummy – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.

  12. March 21, 2018 / 6:22 am

    I love cake and this looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you next week!

  13. August 31, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Looks so good. I love a vanilla cake. Gotta try this soon. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives circling back with a comment. Pinned & sharing. Hope to see you again soon.

  14. August 21, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Oh!! I must try this!! I have always loved chocolate Texas sheetcake, but have never even heard of vanilla. Sometimes I actually prefer vanilla, so I will definitely give this one a try.

  15. August 20, 2017 / 10:46 am

    I love the idea of a vanilla Texas sheet cake. I’ve always seen chocolate and this makes a great alternate. I’m pinning!! Have a great day!!

  16. Vera Crews
    March 24, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Is it a block of cream cheese or the kind in the tub?

  17. March 7, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    We love a Texas Sheetcake and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. March 3, 2017 / 8:23 am

    This is a great go to dessert recipe for feeding a large group. Will be holding on to this on. Thanks for sharing

  19. March 2, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    I think I have had this at a church function once and it was delicious! I am definitely pinning this recipe. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. March 2, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Beautiful photos and a lovely dessert. I can’t wait to get off this diet….LOL thanks for sharing at DI&DI.
    Also, congrats on being featured this week.

  21. February 28, 2017 / 11:47 am

    The hardest part about this will be just eating a ittle bit of it.

    • Hilary
      March 1, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      I’m with you there Sandra! haha!! Thanks of your comment 🙂

  22. Marilyn
    October 30, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I made a white Texas Sheet cake years ago for a picnic. It went over very well. Everyone liked it..

  23. August 15, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    I have never tried Texas sheet cake before, but it looks delicious, and me being a cake decorator, now I have to try it! Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesday’s:)

  24. August 10, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    never heard of this type of cake before, but it sounds amazing! Well anything that has sour cream in it, is a winner in my book anyway.


  25. August 10, 2016 / 10:51 am

    This cake looks delicious! I always love white cake best too. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

  26. August 10, 2016 / 9:20 am

    This dessert recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  27. August 9, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Cake looks delicious but I wish people would post comments after they make it so as to give us tips or just to let us know how it turned out. There was only one comment from a person who made the cake and it was negative. I have made a couple of recipes off this site and they did not come well but most are very good.

  28. August 9, 2016 / 6:30 am

    Looks delicious and feeds a crowd, too! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

  29. August 7, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Looks really good – Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next weeks features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  30. Jerri
    July 16, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    The cake looks so good! I’ll try it for sure.

  31. July 16, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    I love the chocolate Texas sheet cake being the chocolate lover I am. But this sounds delicious and I will need to give it a try.

  32. July 16, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    This cake looks so yummy!Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  33. July 14, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Just wanted to let you I am going to share your beautiful post on my blog facebook page today! Thanks again for sharing it on Family Joy blog linkup.

  34. July 14, 2016 / 7:36 am

    Looks good! I love vanilla. Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up.

  35. July 11, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    This looks mouth-watering delicious! Thanks for joining us at Family Joy Blog Linkup. I am going to pin this one to my own board as well as the group board.

  36. July 11, 2016 / 5:33 am

    Okay. Now I am craving cake at 6:34 in the am. 🙂 Have a good day!

  37. Dajah
    July 8, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    How many does this feed?

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. May 22, 2016 / 9:59 am

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

  41. 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!

  42. 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

  43. 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!

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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!!!

      • Nikki
        November 25, 2016 / 7:06 pm

        How long do I wait to add frosting? Do I have to freeze frosting?

        • Hilary
          December 1, 2016 / 7:13 pm

          Hi Nikki, You can add the frosting right away, I’ve never frozen it before.

  47. 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

  48. 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

        • Renee
          May 28, 2017 / 10:05 pm

          Hi, I made the cake but I made a pound cake instead. I followed the instructions andadded additional flour to accommodate for a pound cake. I cooked it longer as well. The color is 2 tone (brown/white). It also is very moist but like a sponge. Is this okay?

  49. 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 🙂

  50. 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.!.

  51. 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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