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White Texas Sheet Cake



  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar


  1. Mix shortening, sugar and egg whites together until fluffy.
  2. Add baking soda, salt and flour.
  3. Mix together the 1 3/4 cups buttermilk, vanilla extract and almond extract. Add to the first mixture.
  4. Bake in greased and floured 17-inch jellyroll pan at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Ice while warm.
  6. Mix margarine, the 1/3 cup buttermilk and confectioners' sugar together.
  7. Sprinkle coconut on top or can be mixed into icing (can use half of the icing recipe and it makes a nice glaze for the cake).

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