Success! My husband actually told me he prefers a bit lighter cake than the one from that store anyway. So today I tried the recipe from Sylvia Weinstock's book "Sweet Celebrations". It's called Classic Yellow Cake. The only thing I did differently is that I only used only half of the egg whites (I had a feeling that the cupcakes would be too light and fluffy if I used them all). I made 24 cupcakes today. I was expecting them to come out all wrong and taste dry, but they came out perfectly shaped (I used 1/4 cup of batter per cup and smoothed it out with a spoon before putting it in the oven) and they tasted really good and very moist. There's sour cream in this recipe. I actuallly found it on the internet too (the exact same recipe) so I'll try to attach the link. I did make sure to have the ingredients at room temperature and I was careful not to get any of the egg yolks into the whites. I'll try to post a picture here of the book and the finished uniced cupcakes (but sometimes I can't get the pictures to work).
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6/12/11 at 8:55am