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Moist white cake?

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I have tried several from scratch recipes for a white cake. I have no luck. Sometimes when it first gets done it tastes right then after it sits for a few hours or a day it is really dry. I have gotten alot of complaints and I want to get it right. I have tried adding pudding mix, sour cream, oil. Still I cannot get it right. I have tried beating the egg whites for a longer or shorter time. Does anyone have a white cake recipe that is moist and good? If so please share I am going crazy over this. Thank you.
~Christy D.~

Page one is a diet, page two is a chocolate cake. It's a no-win situation.
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~Christy D.~

Page one is a diet, page two is a chocolate cake. It's a no-win situation.
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post #2 of 13
we are in the same boat fancylane...i've been trying to find a good recipe too from scratch..so i will give you a bump... icon_wink.gif
post #3 of 13
Try the Cook's Illustrated white cake: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1967-14-Classic-White-Cake-II.html
I haven't had an occasion to make it, but their yellow cake is by far the best scratch yellow cake I've made.
Life itself is the proper binge - Julia Child
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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you. I am going to try that. Thank you.
~Christy D.~

Page one is a diet, page two is a chocolate cake. It's a no-win situation.
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~Christy D.~

Page one is a diet, page two is a chocolate cake. It's a no-win situation.
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post #5 of 13

Grrrr! The link to the classic white cake doesn't work anymore. Does anyone know where it's gone?

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post #7 of 13

If you're willing to, post the recipe and let's see if modifications can be suggested. Are you making sure to avoid over-baking? That's typically one of the main reasons for a dry cake. Others have suggested wrapping a warm cake and freezing it to retain the moisture in the cake (I tend to freeze the cake after it has cooled).

post #8 of 13

There was an earlier post on white cakes, specifically FromScratchSF's white cake recipe.  It's my go-to recipe now that I've found it.  It always comes out perfect, also makes perfect cupcakes, and everyone that I bake it for raves highly about it.  You might try searching the forums for her recipe.  It was just last week.

post #9 of 13

Here's the recipe for FromScratchSF's white cake.  I believe you'll really like it. 

 

http://fromscratchsf.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/white-cake-part-3-with-recipe/

post #10 of 13

Thank you for the link, Gerle!

post #11 of 13
I would love to try this recipe, but I can't measure in ounces. icon_sad.gif
post #12 of 13

Invest in a digital thermometer.  You will get better results if you measure by weight.

Regardless, google what you need to know ie "how much does 1 cup of flour weigh" and you'll be able to do basic calculations.

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