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A scratch recipe for white/yellow cake

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have to make a large cake for a family member who wants it made from scratch. I have tried many scratch recipes over the years and find it is such a hit or a miss and was just wondering whether anyone has a white/yellow scratch cake they do not mind sharing. I only bake and decorate for family and friends as I am much too nervous to make for real customers.
post #2 of 11
I loved "A Better White Scratch Cake" in the recipe section. If you don't mind a yellow cake you can use whole eggs instead of whites (2 whole=3 whites in case the recipe doesn't say). I had a lot of trouble with WASC and this cake turned out perfect for me. Good Luck!
post #3 of 11
Sylvia Weinstock's yellow cake and the White on White Buttermilk Cake from the Pastry Queen are exceptionally moist and have a great flavor.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I've just found the better white scratch cake and will try it.
post #5 of 11
I've not tried white on white (WOW) that can be found in the recipe section, but a lot of CCers seem to like it.

My favorite yellow cake recipe is Toba Garret's version. Not everyone can say the same though. I've tried Sylvia Weinstock's classic recipe, but it wasn't for me. For me, Toba's was very moist and buttery tasting.

Here's the link to the great yellow scratch off:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=633981&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0
post #6 of 11
Smitten Kitchen's Best Birthday Cake turns out perfect for me. It's yellow cake. Here's the link.
http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/07/best-birthday-cake/#comment-360845
post #7 of 11
I use the confetti cakes vanilla recipe and it's moist and delicious. She uses egg whites only.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by dmo4ab

Smitten Kitchen's Best Birthday Cake turns out perfect for me. It's yellow cake. Here's the link.
http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/07/best-birthday-cake/#comment-360845



I hear this recipe is nice and moist. On a scale of 1-10 what do you give this cake for moist? (10 being perfect)
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Ivy383

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmo4ab

Smitten Kitchen's Best Birthday Cake turns out perfect for me. It's yellow cake. Here's the link.
http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/07/best-birthday-cake/#comment-360845



I hear this recipe is nice and moist. On a scale of 1-10 what do you give this cake for moist? (10 being perfect)
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Ivy383,

Compared to other scratch yellow/white cakes I've baked or eaten, I'd give it a 9. It's moist while still maintaining a light texture. It only dries just a tiny, tiny bit on the edges, but that might be more the fault of my oven than the recipie.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much for your help... now I have a number of good recipes to pick from. You are all so helpful. Thanks
post #11 of 11
Do you have the recipe that I can try? White cake from scratch that is moist and doesn't taste like corn bread. Thank you
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