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Friday, July 31, 2015

Lemon Texas Sheet Cake With Raspberry Glaze - Guest Post by MiMi


     I have been enjoying the ease of making Texas sheet cakes lately.  I love that I can just pull the ingredients together last minute and get to work.  I don't have to take the time to let the ingredients come to room temperature.  I wanted to make something that would taste fresh for an outdoor barbecue.  Lemon and raspberry is a nice combination for summertime.  I used frozen raspberries, but you could use fresh raspberries if you have them.



 

    I had plenty of lemons and raspberries left to make an ice cream to go with this.  What a refreshing summer dessert!

-MiMi

Lemon Texas Sheet Cake With Raspberry Glaze

Cake Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup butter
1 cup minus 2 T water
2 tsp lemon rind 
2 T fresh lemon juce
1 1/3 tsp lemon extract

  1. Generously grease and flour a 15x10x1" jelly roll pan (MiMi used this one) and preheat the oven to 350 F. 
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, sour cream and eggs.  Stir until completely combined.
  3. Combine butter, water, lemon rind, lemon juice and lemon extract in a medium sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Add the hot butter mixture to the flour mixture and stir well.  Pour into the prepared jelly roll pan.  
  5. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes while you make the icing.
Icing Ingredients:

6 T butter
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp lemon extract
3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 recipe raspberry glaze
  1. Combine the butter, milk and lemon extract in a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and gradually add the powdered sugar, stirring the mixture until it reaches a good consistency for spreading.  
  2. After the cake has cooled for 20 minutes, spread the frosting on the cake.  Let cool completely on a wire rack. 
  3. When ready to serve, spread the raspberry glaze over the cake.  Slice and enjoy!


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27 comments:

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    1. I love citrus and berries together, so this combo was perfect for me!

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  2. Your cake looks delish, Carlee!Two of my favorite flavor combinations, Lemon and Raspberries! Pinned for later, this is getting made! =) Have a fun weekend!

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    1. Thank you! It was a really fresh dessert that felt summery (though with this heat, we didn't need much of a reminder!)

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  3. Great guest post, Mimi! Thanks for linking up with us at the #homemattersparty. We're glad to have you!!

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    1. Thank you. I enjoy helping Carlee out. It inspires me to be creative.

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    2. She makes the best treats! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. Yes I love lemon and raspberry, I don't think I have used them together. This looks wonderful. Thanks for bringing yummy recipes to Fridays Blog Booster Party #17
    Kathleen

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    1. They are so good together! Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Such a beautiful dessert! I love lemon anything and adding raspberries seems that we're on the same wave length. :) Can't wait to try this!

    I wanted to thank you for stopping by, however, it seems you're a "no reply blogger" and I couldn't find an email addy here. :/ Seems Google + does that ~ that's why I don't use it. :)

    I love your blog and now I'm a follower. I look forward to getting to know you and also checking out all these incredible recipes! I hope you'll come back and visit ~

    xo
    Pat

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    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for being a follower. I am following you as well and I can't wait to make that tuxedo brownie torte of yours!

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  6. Such a yummy looking dessert! My husband's a big fan of raspberries and I'm a big fan of easy desserts so this looks a win-win for us! Can't wait to try it. :) #BlogFair

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    1. Perfect, I hope you both love it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. This sounds & looks great! I love that it is one a jelly roll pan! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my G+.We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
    Best,
    Kim

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    1. Thank you so much! We really enjoyed it and the ice cream that went with it. See you next week, have a great one!

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  8. Ooh this looks amazing! I'm definitely gonna need to experiment with making it gluten & dairy free, but that shouldn't be hard. I want some now! :) Visiting from Making Memories Monday!

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    1. It was a perfect summer treat! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. What a perfect summer dessert!

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    1. You are right! I love berries and lemon, especially in the hot weather!

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  10. I love lemon cake! This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I didn't know Texas sheet cake could be anything but chocolate. It's one of my favorite cakes. I love lemon and raspberry, too. Pinned! #anythinggoes

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    1. We have been having a lot of fun making quite a few different varieties lately. We had a peanut butter one for little guys birthday, a white one for Father's Day and a peanut butter and chocolate one not long ago. (Oh yeah, and an Elvis inspired one a week or two ago!!) I think we might be obsessed!

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  12. I've only heard of chocolate or peanut butter sheet cakes so this one is blowing me away! Looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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    1. It was a fresh twist on the classic. It is so much fun to make a cake and frosting stove top in a saucepan!

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  13. This sounds amazing! I love anything lemon. Thank you for linking up to this week's Tasty Tuesday. I am pinning it to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board.

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    1. I love lemon too, especially in the heat of summer! Thank you!

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