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Have you tried the Whimsical Bakehouse yellow cake?

post #1 of 26
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I just got this book and I think I am going to try the yellow cake recipe. has anyone tried this and what were your thoughts on it? Thanks!
post #2 of 26
I haven't tried her cakes, but made her house chocolate buttercream and it is wonderful. It's very light and not so sweet. Let us know how the cake turns out.
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post #3 of 26
Yes I have its one of my favorites cake book. The yellow cake is wonderful, enjoy.
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post #4 of 26
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Thanks for the replies! I'm actually baking this cake right now! I'll post my thoughts soon!
post #5 of 26
i haven't tried this one, but have tried quite a few of the others in the book. So far, everyone of them have been wonderful!!!
post #6 of 26
what cookbook are you taking about?
post #7 of 26
See the title of the post.....it is the Whimsical Bakehouse icon_wink.gif
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post #8 of 26
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Well, I made this cake yesterday! The yellow one in the book. It turned out nicely, but baking at 350 degrees as suggested was too hot and my edges started to burn. I used a 9 x 13. It made enough batter for that size pan. I turned the oven down to 325. I should have known better! I usually bake at 325 anyway. It tasted pretty good. It wasn't real buttery flavored though. It turned out a light yellow. It was semi-moist. Overall, it was pretty good, I'm going to use it for a birthday cake I have to do soon.
post #9 of 26
Oh my word..I haven't tried the yellow cake recipe from WBH but I have tried some of the others. The Cookies and Cream..whooo-hoo Nellie! And I made the Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Cheesecake that is to die for!
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post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by wcgirl

Well, I made this cake yesterday! The yellow one in the book. It turned out nicely, but baking at 350 degrees as suggested was too hot and my edges started to burn. I used a 9 x 13. It made enough batter for that size pan. I turned the oven down to 325. I should have known better! I usually bake at 325 anyway. It tasted pretty good. It wasn't real buttery flavored though. It turned out a light yellow. It was semi-moist. Overall, it was pretty good, I'm going to use it for a birthday cake I have to do soon.



Do you have an oven thermometer?? To me it seems like your oven is hotter than 350 degrees. This one of the things i learned from mistakes and reading.
I know my oven (and it 's a new one ) is about 50 degrees higher even if you put it on the right temp yourself so that's why i have an oven .
And that's of of the reason i think the edges started to burn.
Also what kind of pan did you use ?/ Darker pan or glass pan tends to burn faster from my experience.

These are some of the reasons why a scratch cake does not come as moist as it should be.

Good luck
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post #11 of 26
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ashianadotkom, I don't have an oven thermometer, but you are probably right about my temp. being wrong. I baked the cake in a wilton 9x13 pan. Does it help to use the flower nail in the middle? I have those bake even strips too. I've never used them on a sheet pan before though.
post #12 of 26
I don't think the flower nail is for that use, it is so the cakes in a deeper or higher pan bakes in the middle.
I never used the baking even strips because i never had the need to buy it
It is definetely worthed to buy an oven thermometer. I think you can get them at walmart or bake at 325 degrees (which is actually higher)like you said you do until you get one so you don't have to guess!!
Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions.
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post #13 of 26
I just do not have good luck with scratch cakes. I have tried all the different methods and all the tricks that come down the pike (so to speak!) and it is just always disappoining to me how they turn out. I am one that was raised on the cake mixes, and just cannot get used to the "quirks" of the scratch cake baking. The Cake Mix Doctor has been my saving grace.
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Quadcrew

I just do not have good luck with scratch cakes. I have tried all the different methods and all the tricks that come down the pike (so to speak!) and it is just always disappoining to me how they turn out. I am one that was raised on the cake mixes, and just cannot get used to the "quirks" of the scratch cake baking. The Cake Mix Doctor has been my saving grace.




me too... I keep trying, but I get more Kudos when I use a cakemix, and add my own stuff...
post #15 of 26
It was not my attempt to start another cake mix or scratch baking post.
I was simply trying to help someone with a sratch baking question...see title!!
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