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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Grammy's White Sheet Cake

Any time I see a recipe that references someone's Grandmom/Oma/Memaw I have to take a look at it! Old family recipes are so fun and talk about tried and true... So, when I saw this at Eat Cake for Dinner I just had to try it out. So glad I did:@)
Grammy's White Sheet Cake
The cake was made on a rainy day so I opted for the perky colorful nonpareils around the outer edge.
Click the pic folks, the balls almost look 3D-cool!

Grammy's White Sheet Cake
1 C butter
1 C water
2 C sugar
2 1/4 C A/P flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C sour cream

Frosting:
1 C butter
6 Tblsp evaporated milk
4 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
1 C pecans, chopped-optional

Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease sheet pan.
  2. Melt butter and water in large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, flour, soda and salt. Stir with whisk until smooth.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  5. Add sour cream, mix well.
  6. Pour into well greased 11x17 sheet pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool while you make the frosting.
Frosting:
  1. Add butter and evap milk in medium pan, heat until melted and bring to a simmer.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir till smooth.
  3. Mix in nuts (if using).
  4. Spread over cake.
Notes:
-This is a keeper, thanks so much for sharing Jenn!
-I made half of the recipe and used a 9x13 sheet pan.
-I did cut the sugar in the cake back by a couple tablespoons, it was plenty sweet.
-This frosting is lick the bowl good folks! It's almost nutty, I'll be sure to use nuts the next time.
-Work fast if you want candies to stick to the top of the icing!

33 comments:

  1. This looks yummy. I'll bring the coffee.

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  2. I love an all white cake, and I am a certified chocoholic! This looks beautiful, I like the added touch of color with the sprinkles. Grandmas are the best! xo

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  3. I agree, tried and true recipes are always welcomed in my house. I love white cake and this one reminds me of the cakes we use to get at school as part of our lunch. The nuns were wonderful bakers.

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  4. as soon as I read "hot water" I knew this was a winner, my mum made this but I lost the recipe, thankyou so much for sharing

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  5. Hi Lynn,
    I will try this recipe. It is so very different in making from everything I tried yet. And looks so yummy. Thank you for this amazing recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  6. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing Joann

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  7. Yum! Looks delicious.....Christine

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  8. I am so glad you liked it! I agree that the frosting is almost nutty or caramely and lick the bowl good! I noticed your Challah bread. I always wanted to try Challah, so I bought a loaf at the store a few weeks ago and it was so dry? Is it supposed to be dry or did I just get a bad loaf? I better try your homemade version.

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  9. I love discovering old, family recipes too. This does sound like a keeper and the sound of the pecans in the frosting tips it for me!

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  10. So in your opinion what makes the older recipes different from the newer ones? sandie

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  11. I guess it's because if it's been in a family for generations it's stood the test of time. Or maybe it's because I have a few special recipes from my G-Mom too:@)

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  12. Hi Lynn, Sounds delicious and it's pretty too! Have a great week!
    Beth

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  13. Sounds like a good one to try. Thx for sharing.

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  14. I love the way you put the sprinkles just around the edge!does It does sound like a "keeper". Have a good week, Lynn!

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  15. Hi Lynn,
    I am the same way about recipes with family names, I always have to check them out. My husbands favorite is white cake so I will have to make this one for him, he is going to love it. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Hi Lynnie! OH, this looks delicious! I would love a slice right now.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. What a lovely and inspiring blog you have created here. Simply charming eye candy every where. I love the jello frosting recipe and can not wait to try it. Not just that recipe but you certainly have some yummy ideas. My husband and I have been doing Weight Watchers for a year and doing very well. Therefore; I need to save some of these for pot luck dinners. We love to entertain family and friends, especially in the summer, because our home gets very small when filled with very many. We try to have 6 to 8 potlucks during the warm weather. I'm very excited that I found your blog. I know that my dishes will be the hit of the parties. Your newest follower, Connie :) Looks like you're a busy gal, but if you have a free minute come on over for a visit, my welcome mat is always out.

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  18. Looks so pretty. The little candy balls look like they are sitting on frozen ice. Looking forward to making this soon. :)

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  19. Do you think halving the recipe like you did would feed 14 people or would you recommend baking as per the recipe. I am thinking about making it this Wednesday for Bible study.

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  20. There is nothing my daughters (all of them) ever loved more than "sprinkles". Great photo! The cake looks super moist!

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  21. I NEED this right now. It looks so amazing and perfectly moist. Pretty sure this would drown out the sound of my screaming 3 year old right now ;)

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  22. I think I have this very same sheet cake recipe from Mr. Sweet's mom.

    Great photo...did you get a new camera?

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  23. I just know this would be delicious. The sprinkles are very cheery.
    Pat

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  24. White cake is my very, very favorite. This looks like a Texas Sheetcake, only not made with chocolate. Looks fantastic. Visiting you from On the Menu Monday.

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  25. Ok, we need a new rule on Cowgirl Up...no sweets!! I'm drooling over here and this is not helping the diet. : D

    J/K...of course we're thrilled to have you. It looks scrumptious!
    ♥Linsey

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  26. Totally agree Linsey! I am going to be hungry because of this post! But happy you linked up to Cowgirl Up- because tomorrow is another day. And I just might bake these!
    ;) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

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  27. That really does look delicious and I love sheet cake! I did click on the pic and those balls did look 3-D!! Did you put them on right after you iced it? Does the icing set up really fast?

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  28. Your cake looks delish. And the little sprinkles do look 3D beautiful picture. I need to make this also thanks for the post andi thewednesdaybaker

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  29. I always love to have a good, tried and true, dessert recipe at hand. This looks like it fits the bit and love your rainbow addition. :) Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  30. Lynn, this is an awesome Sheet Cake, I am so excited that you brought it today! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  31. Looks delicious! I'm gonna try! Thanks for sharing!

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