I was just wondering who has made it and what they thought of it. I really want to find the perfect white scratch recipe. Anybody have any comments so share? Any other recipes for white cake out there that people love?? Looking for something moist and delicious.
someone just posted a thread wit a yummy sounding white cake that had white chocolate in it....
I do not know how to attach a thread sorry or I would do it for you
That's okay...thank you, though!
I have found several threads on white cakes, but it's so hard to know if the recipes worked out because even though the recipes are rated, there aren't any comments, so I'm just wondering what people's personal experience was with certain recipes and what works for them.
The person who posted those thread was called "yummy"
There were several in a row about white cake mix.. most people gave yummy ideas on doctoring white cake...
Hope that helps
One was called "Cake Mix Bakers, I need you!"
You can do a search under forums
I am so sorry I do not know how to attach a thread
I am wondering this too!!! I am trying to perfect my white cake recipe. So far it's not been very good. I haven't tried this one but I will tomorrow! So I'll let you know!
Thank you. I may just try it and see what happens.
Oh....as for attaching links...copy the http address on the page that you have opened and want to view. Paste it in your message. When you click on it after you post your message, it will take you to the page. Feel free to practice of you want on this thread.
There is a discussion on this here for a white wedding cake getting the thumbs up !!!
angelas2babies....here is a thread i was involved in a while back. this is a copy of my response for the recipe i used. Check out the end for the changes I made. It is VERY good...the person who also used it (for her mom's wedding cake) love it too! Said it was a big hit!
Sure! This is the Classic White Cake II recipe from this site, as it is written here:
1 cup whole milk , at room temperature
3/4 cup large egg whites (about 6), at room temperature
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon table salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened
1. For the cake: Set oven rack in middle position. (If oven is too small to cook both layers on a single rack, set racks in upper-middle and lower-middle positions.) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat bottom and sides of two 9-inch-by-1 1/2-inch or 2-inch round cake pans with 1 tablespoon shortening each. Sprinkle 1 heaping tablespoon of all-purpose flour into each pan; roll pans in all directions to coat. Invert pans and rap sharply to remove excess flour.
2. Pour milk, egg whites, and extracts into 2-cup glass measure, and mix with fork until blended.
3. Mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl of electric mixer at slow speed. Add butter; continue beating at slow speed until mixture resembles moist crumbs, with no powdery ingredients remaining.
4. Add all but 1/2 cup of milk mixture to crumbs and beat at medium speed (or high speed if using handheld mixer) for 1 1/2 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup of milk mixture and beat 30 seconds more. Stop mixer and scrape sides of bowl. Return mixer to medium (or high) speed and beat 20 seconds longer.
5. Divide batter evenly between two prepared cake pans; using rubber spatula, spread batter to pan walls and smooth tops. Arrange pans at least 3 inches from the oven walls and 3 inches apart. (If oven is small, place pans on separate racks in staggered fashion to allow for air circulation.) Bake until cake needle or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 23 to 25 minutes.
I changed the almond to 1.5t and the vanilla to 1.5t. I also added one packet of instant french vanilla pudding. Smile
Hope this is helpful!!
I am going to try white wedding cake that Antonia found Sunday because it has the sour cream. Found that most recipes that have sour cream just turn out that much better. I will let you all know. and Thanks Antonia
Thank you everyone! I'm going to try it out today. Ooooh, sour cream....I'm thinking that one is going to turn out super moist!! Let us know how it turns out!
Which recipe has sour cream??? I would love to try that one too!!! Can someone Pm or email me with it???? Please....
I love the Classic White Cake II posted in the recipe section by melissablack - turns out great!
This may be a stupid question, but does this white cake actually look white and not yellowish? I have never made a white cake from scratch but the box mixes I've used are never really white even when I only use egg whites.
when made from scratch...yes they do turn out white only the edges are a little yellow from the baking.
I tried one of the White cake recipies posted here....It was good but I wasn't impressed. It did have sour cream.
I am trying to find something great using ingredients that are simple. And not a lot of eggs!!! Some call for 8 egg whites. That is too much of a waste for me. Any Suggestions????
I would like a good doctored white cake recipe.
I've made two different cakes one using sour cream and the other buttermilk...they were both very moist. I may try the white cake mix using sour cream and see how it comes out. I think the buttermilk may yellow it a bit...
I used the "White Wedding Cake" recipe posted here and everyone loved it..Yeah the egg whites are a bit of a waste, but the taste of the cake for my family and friends make it worth while to me... (I know alot of REALLY picky eaters.)
White wedding cake is in the oven! I added a packet of pudding, otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. Wow...sure takes alot more time making cakes from scratch
Okay...I will report back with my findings. Giant Eagle had all their DH mixes on sale this week for $0.97!!!! I bought a French Vanilla and multiple others, but I'd love to know if anyone has a good doctored white cake recipe as well...for those days that I need a quick cake!
The best white cake recipe I've ever used is from The Joy of Cooking. It comes complete with instructions for wedding cake sized batches and I've gotten rave reviews everytime I use it.
As far as wasting egg yolks, I make creme brulee, creme anglaise, or french custard. No waste, lots of taste!
Angela, which one did you try? Once you get used to scratch baking, you find it really doesn't take too much extra time, but the taste is worth it! Scratch cakes do not rise as high as commercial mixes, IMO. I always fill 1/2 to 2/3 full.
One word of caution, scratch cakes are not as forgiving as mixes - there is a delicate balance between ingredients. You might want to try the recipe in its original state - I've had some flops by tweaking recipes, even something as simple as substituting all purpose for cake flour! - The pudding in this case might alter your results. To add moisture to a scratch cake, you can brush the layers with a simple syrup.
I'm with laney'smom - make pastry cream from the yolks! Mmmm!
Let us know how it turns out! BTW there is a doctored mix recipe called White Almond Sour Cream that turns out really well! I believe it's in the recipe section.
Thank you for the tips. That is why I've been afraid of scratch baking.
The recipe I tried is White Wedding Cake. It is from the recipe section.
8 egg whites
1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature only
2 cups granulated sugar
3 cups cake flour-sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder-sifted
1 teaspoon salt-sifted
1 cup half and half
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
Someone mentioned that they added a pudding packet...so sorry, can't recall who it was right now...so I thought I'd give it a try. Yes, I noticed that they didn't rise as much...which is good, because I thought I over-filled the pans. They are cooling right now. I can't wait to taste!
Oh, and thank you for the great ideas for the egg yolks!!
Well....the cakes are out and cooled...as for taste, really good. The only thing that I'm not sure about is the texture. It's kind of spongey. I will have to have a cake tasting party to make sure I'm not being too critical. Overall though, I do recommend it!!