Easy Vanilla Sheet Cake 8x11" with Old Fashioned Frosting
  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup All-Purpose flour
  • 1 cupssugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • For Frosting:
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¾ cup regular sugar
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 8x11" baking pan.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, bring butter and water to boil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Mix. Add in egg, sour cream, vanilla, & baking soda. Slowly pour in the boiling butter/water mixture. Stir until smooth.
  4. Pour into greased baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown & toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake completely.
  5. For Frosting:
  6. Whisk milk & flour together in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Keep stirring until the mixture gets very thick and bubbly.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  8. In a mixing bowl using an electric mixer beat sugar and butter together until smooth and creamy. Beat in the cooled flour mixture until it is light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla.
  9. Frost cooled cake.
Recipe by THE SEMISWEET SISTERS at http://www.thesemisweetsisters.com/2018/07/05/easy-vanilla-sheet-cake-8x11-with-old-fashioned-frosting/