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Serious Cakes Yellow Cake
Flavor: standard, solid yellow cake. Nothing special.
Texture/crumb: dense, more like a pound cake
Moist: very moist
Ease: very easy to make, creaming method
Ability to Convert to Cupcakes: didnt try cupcakes
Overall rating: 8

Paula Deans 1234 cake
Flavor: kind of bland,
Texture/Crumb: not too dense, not too light. Crumb was small-med.
Moist: not super moist, but not dry
Ease: very easy
Ability to Convert to Cupcakes: didnt try
Overall rating: 7.5
*note: a worthless note- this was the prettiest cake I have ever baked. It baked evenly, rose almost flat, and cooked evenly throughout the cake (sides, center, etc.). I might try to revamp this recipe to give it more flavor because I think it could be better imo.

Litas Yellow Cake
Flavor: good vanilla flavor, got better as it sat a few days.
Texture/Crumb: med crumb
Moist: very moist, but not gooey and not like a poundcake.
Ease: very easy
Ability to Convert to Cupcakes: didnt try
Overall rating: 8.5
Note: this appears to be a solid, reliable recipe. I am keeping it as my go-to for my standard yellow cake although I will be on the lookout for something spectacular to use also.

Sylvia Weinstocks Classic Yellow Cake Recipe: (new version)
** I wasnt signed up to do this one, so you dont have to count my results, but I did attempt this cake twice.
Flavor: gooey mess which I couldnt get past.
Texture: gooey on bottom of the layer, more cooked on top.
Moist: too moist
Ease: finicky recipe that despite two attempts, I failed at.
Ability to Convert to Cupcakes: didnt try
Overall rating: 3 (possibly could have been worse?)
Note: I wonder if cooking it at a lower temp (340) and using the finer sugar is the key. I cant think of anything else that I did differently that would cause this cake to be the failure that it was (although its entirely possible I missed something).

edited: to clarify that I used the NEW sw recipe
post #362 of 420
I was too annoyed with the multiple posts last night to make my final report, so here it is. My first 2 cakes I reported previously. Here are my last two.

Sylvia Weinstocks Classic Yellow Cake Recipe(original version)
Flavor: Yummy, good vanilla flavor and buttery too. Nice depth of flavor, I thought. Oh and you can get a tiny sour cream tang too.
Texture: Tender, but sturdy. This is what I think of when I think of yellow cake. Not too dense and not too airy. Just right.
Moist: very
Moistness after 2 1/2 days: drier than day 1, but not bad
Ease: pretty average, although you do have to whip those egg whites
Ability to Convert to Cupcakes: didnt try
Overall rating: I guess probably a 9? I really enjoyed this cake plain and also with chocolate buttercream! icon_smile.gif
I am very tempted to try the new variation......but a little scared after all of the comments on here.

Vanilla Buttermilk Sky High:
Flavor: OK, a little bit eggy, needed more "pop"
Texture: it baked up a little dense for my taste. Almost a pound cake texture, but not as tasty as pound cake.
Moist: I'm going to call it medium to dry. I thought it was pretty dry tasting on it's own, but after filling and frosting, it wasn't bad.
Moistness after 2 days: kind of dry, definately don't store it
Ease: easy
Ability to Convert to Cupcakes: didnt try
Overall rating: I guess probably a 5 or 6. There was nothing bad or awful about this cake, but there are plenty of better options out there.


OK, That's my 4 reviews. Bring on the chocolate! thumbs_up.gif
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who wins? icon_biggrin.gif so excited for chocolate!
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post #364 of 420
Has a chocolate thread been started yet? We should link to it from here, too, not just from the main thread. thumbs_up.gif

Also at some point I'd like to try to put together a little chart showing feedback for the yellow cakes--but my inlaws are coming to town tomorrow so I can't get to it anytime soon icon_cool.gif
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Originally Posted by ceshell

Has a chocolate thread been started yet? We should link to it from here, too, not just from the main thread. thumbs_up.gif

Also at some point I'd like to try to put together a little chart showing feedback for the yellow cakes--but my inlaws are coming to town tomorrow so I can't get to it anytime soon icon_cool.gif



Should we send our condolences? icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif
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Here is the link to for July's Scratch-Off....Chocolate Cakes.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6461183-.html#6461183

Hope that we have a large turn-out for this one, as well! The more the merrier icon_biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ceshell



Also at some point I'd like to try to put together a little chart showing feedback for the yellow cakes--but my inlaws are coming to town tomorrow so I can't get to it anytime soon icon_cool.gif



ceshell, I have a spreadsheet that I've been building with all the recipes, ratings and briefed feedback comments. Let me know if you would like a copy. We can't have you missing quality time with your in-laws icon_surprised.gif

Carol
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Ooh yeah, I'd love a copy, or if you can maybe you can upload it to google, I think they used to do that with recipe documents in some other threads? Just a thought!

The inlaws...sigh...it's a good thing and a bad thing. They're pretty nice people actually, and I enjoy my MIL's company (can you believe it?!) most of the time, but my FIL apparently never learned to clean up after himself--especially in the kitchen thumbsdown.gif--and is also a couch potato so that gets my nerves going. I never have the TV on with my 4-yo DD around; when he's here I have to endure that stupid thing being on 24/7 AND he doesn't mute all of the objectionable material e.g. commercials, horrifying news stories, etc. Grr icon_mad.gif

Still, somehow I don't think they'd understand if I disappeared upstairs to work on a CAKE document icon_lol.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ceshell



Also at some point I'd like to try to put together a little chart showing feedback for the yellow cakes--but my inlaws are coming to town tomorrow so I can't get to it anytime soon icon_cool.gif



ceshell, I have a spreadsheet that I've been building with all the recipes, ratings and briefed feedback comments. Let me know if you would like a copy. We can't have you missing quality time with your in-laws icon_surprised.gif

Carol



Morecakeplz, I would like a copy of the spread, you can pm me or email it to indiramichel@yahoo.com

Oh, who won the yellow cake challenge? Which cake came up on top?
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I would like a copy of the spreadsheet also  I have followed every page of this thread and would love to be a part of the chocolate scratchoff!!

This sight is awesome -- I am sooooooooooooo addicted.

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Hey guys.. I'm sooo sorry, but I've been out of it for the past 2 weeks. Major sickness!! I was asleep most of the time, luckily my blog didn't suffer, I had lots of scheduled posts ready!! So what I want to know is, has anyone done the final tabulation for results, or should I do it? I'm sorry about the delay, if anyone has done it, that would be great, otherwise I should have it ready ina bout a day's time.
Do let me know, sorry once again
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I would like a copy of the spreadsheet also please.
Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by lostbaker

Hey guys.. I'm sooo sorry, but I've been out of it for the past 2 weeks. Major sickness!! I was asleep most of the time, luckily my blog didn't suffer, I had lots of scheduled posts ready!! So what I want to know is, has anyone done the final tabulation for results, or should I do it? I'm sorry about the delay, if anyone has done it, that would be great, otherwise I should have it ready ina bout a day's time.
Do let me know, sorry once again



Hi lostbaker,

Sorry you've been sick. I have a tabulation of the yellow cake ratings, so don't worry about wading through all the old postings . I'll post the final results in a few minutes.

Carol
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Drum Roll Pleaseâ¦

With 6 votes and final score of 8.83, the WINNER of the Yellow Cake Scratch-Off isâ¦

Wait,
Wait,
Wait for itâ¦

Sylvia Weinstock's ORIGINAL Classic Yellow Cake !!!!!!!

#1 - Sylvia Weinstock Original Classic Yellow Cake - 8.83
#2 - White on White Buttermilk - 8.33
#3 - Not So Lemon Magnolia Cake - 8.25

Note: Lita829's Yellow Cake had a score of 8.5, but it only had one vote. I figured a recipe would need more than one vote to win.

I've attached a spread sheet with all the recipes, a brief summary of mixing procedures, and the summarized comments from each tester. Let me know if I've missed anyone/anything.

Now on to the Chocolate Cake Scratch-Off.
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Originally Posted by moreCakePlz


I have a tabulation of the yellow cake ratings, so don't worry about wading through all the old postings . I'll post the final results in a few minutes.
Carol



Oh Carol- Thank you so much for doing this! I can imagine it's a lot of work to get it all together. I can't wait to see which recipe "won"!
Thanks again!

Edit: Oops- I see I was posting at almost the same time. I see the spreadsheet and am going to look at it now. Thanks again!
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