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Colette Peter's Snow White Cake Recipe

post #1 of 5
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I just made the Snow White Cake recipe found in Colette's The Art of Cake Decorating book and found the cake to be light but not very flavourful. So I was wondering if I should increase the amount of vanilla extract or if I can substitute butter for the Crisco shortening to add flavour to the cake. I'm trying to find a white/ yellow cake recipe that is light.

Claudia
post #2 of 5
If you substitute butter for the shortening, you will get a much more dense compacted crumb, which doesn't sound like what you are looking for. So yes, increase the vanilla by about 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp. or add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. almond extract.
Hugs Squirrelly
post #3 of 5
I've made that recipe a few times, and it's not my favorite. I've just given up on it and tried to find another one that tastes better.
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post #4 of 5
I thought that cake was good, but like the others it didn't impress me as much as I had hoped.
I would look for another recipe instead.
post #5 of 5
I LOVE the White Butter Velvet cake from "The Cake Bible" by Rose Levy Beranbaum. It's fabulous.

Lisa
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