Get ready to LOVE this dessert. I couldn't get enough of it, and people at work are still (2 weeks later) requesting that I bring more in. It's pretty easy to make and like I said, you won't be able to get enough.
In a small sauce pan add the water and butter and bring to a boil. While that's cooking, add the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl.
Pour the boiling water and butter mixture into the flour and sugar mixture. Beat well and add the baking soda, almond extract and sour cream.
Mix in the eggs, and beat again scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Pour the batter into a 9x13 inch baking pan, and bake at 375 degrees F for around 20 minutes until the middle is set. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool for another 20 minutes until you start the icing.
For the icing, bring the butter and milk to boil in a small sauce pan.
Add the remaining ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Once the milk and butter and boiling, pour the mixture into the mixing bowl and mix well. Add more powdered sugar if you need a thicker consistency. Pour onto cake and let sit for 20 minutes to harden.
Serve with ice cream or fresh fruit, I chose raspberries and I think it was the perfect addition. The cake is moist, and I love the almond flavor in the icing and the cake itself.
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup sour cream
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In a small sauce pan, bring the water and butter to a boil.
While that is heating, add the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl.
Pour the water into the flour and sugar mixture and beat well.
Add the baking soda, almond extract and sour cream.
Then add the eggs and mix well.
Pour the batter into a 9x13 inch buttered pan.
Bake for around 20 minutes until the middle is set.
Remove from the oven and let cool for another 20 minutes before starting the icing.
Bring the butter and milk to boil in a small sauce pan.
Add the remaining ingredients to a mixing bowl.
Once the milk is boiling, pour over the mixture in the bowl and stir until mixed well.
Add more powdered sugar if it needs to be thicker.
Pour onto the cake and let sit for 20 minutes, until it hardens.
Serve with ice cream or fresh fruit.