Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake is a twist on a classic church potluck recipe, topped with a creamy vanilla frosting and chopped Diamond walnuts.
I don’t want to be disrespectful, but the desserts that the church ladies provide for funerals are the best! There is nothing like a table full of a variety of desserts, all so varying and tempting in their own way. When I am in front of that dessert table, I remember exactly what it felt like to be a kid in a candy shop. So many choices…I want them all!
We were invited to an Easter potluck this year and I quickly remembered the dessert I chose at the most recent funeral I attended. It was a Texas Sheet Cake, but unlike the traditional chocolate Texas Sheet Cake, it was vanilla! It was perfectly sweet and so good, I knew I needed to make it for the potluck we were attending.
I found a recipe that seemed similar to what I had at the funeral on Food.com. I made some simple changes (added vanilla instead of almond extract, slightly reduced the sugar in the frosting and added chopped Diamond Walnuts to half the cake and left the other half plain, so people could make their own choice as to if they wanted nuts on their slice or not). See below for my slightly adapted recipe, but go here to see how the recipe was originally posted.
This is such a great recipe for a crowd because it makes quite a bit…serving up to 20 people. If you have an Easter event coming up and are looking for something simple and delicious to make, I highly recommend giving this Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake recipe a try! Enjoy!
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