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post #1 of 10
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Hello
My basic yellow cake came out realllllly bad. omg.
it was so embarrassing.
wtf
ok
i was gonna take a pic but my mom was like "throw it out NOW "GET RID OF IT!!
seriously. My parents are anything but supportive. ugh.
it was like a brick. hmm
how do i describe it. like...it was mushy and all the ingredients were squashed together. and this yellowish color. was it because i didn't beat it long enough?
please help.
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if that didn't help....can u give me a recipe for a basic yellow cake that comes out perfectly edible? please thank you

http://baking.about.com/od/cakes/r/basicyellow.htm
that was the recipe i used but i doubled it.and i didnt add that much milk...a little.
post #2 of 10
I've found that using a cake mix (Betty Crocker my fav) and adding
one more egg,
a box of instant vanilla pudding
a cup sour cream and
a 1/4 cup less water
makes a really nice cake. Most white and yellow cake recipes are too dry and tasteless for me.
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post #3 of 10
Did you use cake flour or all purpose flour?
This wasn't on the list but does this recipe need oil?
post #4 of 10
Hi Mystery and sorry about your failed attempts. I think most of us can relate to one time or another something not working right. I looked at the recipe and it looks fine. Since we don't know what you did...start with an extended box recipe that you can search for here under "WASC." Since you can throw it all in at one time...its pretty foolproof. The only thing I can tell you is I do not use water in recipes (whole milk or butter milk) and I replace oil with applesauce. Try it and let us know how it comes out!
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post #5 of 10
Hi Definitely look at the recipes here on CC. There are a lot of great ones... The WASC cake is always good. Also I have had good luck with recipes from Food network and also Allrecipes.com Good Luck!
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post #6 of 10
1234 method with a few of my own additions has always worked for me:

1 cup butter or marg
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups fine sugar
3 cups cake flour
4 large eggs
2 tsp real vanilla extract
1 tbsp baking powder
Pinch salt
1/8c oil

Beat the butter, sugar, oil, salt and vanilla together until pale. Add the eggs one at a time and throughly incorporate each one before adding the next. Sift in the flour and baking powder, add the buttermilk and stir, then beat for 3 mins on medium speed. Bake at 325 or 350 depending on size of pan. Can be used in any sized pan or as cupcakes. Makes approx 6 cups batter.
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post #7 of 10
Oh mercy, I've had cakes like that! (I must confess though, when I read the title of this thread I did a doubletake!!) icon_eek.gif
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post #8 of 10
Why didn't you use all the milk it called for? That may be your only problem since the recipe looks fine.
post #9 of 10
I agree..If you didn't add 1 1/2 cups milk for a doubled recipe, that's your problem.
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I really must ask what was the point of your Subject Line? Really??
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