This Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is a moist cake with a creamy icing that will have everyone asking for seconds!
My oldest doesn’t like chocolate. Yes I know he’s not normal. Haha! I eat enough chocolate for the both of us! I love the traditional Texas Sheet Cake chocolate cake (recipe here) so when I found this recipe in one of grandma’s old homemaker cookbooks I was eager to try it.
Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Boiling part of the ingredients is what makes the Texas sheet cake different than other cake recipes. Texas sheet cakes are also made in a sheet pan making them a thinner layer than a traditional cake.
This cake has just a touch of cinnamon making it a little different than a traditional vanilla cake. I love the flavor but you could leave it out if you are wanting more of a traditional white cake.
There is just enough icing for a thin layer (just how I like it!) so if you are an icing fan I would double the recipe.
- 2⅔ cup flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter (divided)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla (divided)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅔ cup buttermilk
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 pound powdered sugar.
- Mix flour and sugar together in a large bowl.
- Bring ½ cup butter, oil and water to a boil and pour over flour mixture.
- Beat thoroughly.
- Beat in eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, cinnamon, soda and buttermilk.
- Pour in greased 11 x 17 inch, pan.
- Bake 20 minutes in 350 degree oven.
- To make the icing, cream together ½ cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and cream cheese.
- Blend in powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
- Spread over warm cake.
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