Moist White Cake?

Baking By FancyLayne23 Updated 21 Nov 2012 , 4:24am by tykesmommy

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FancyLayne23 Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 3:59am
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I have tried several from scratch recipes for a white cake. I have no luck. Sometimes when it first gets done it tastes right then after it sits for a few hours or a day it is really dry. I have gotten alot of complaints and I want to get it right. I have tried adding pudding mix, sour cream, oil. Still I cannot get it right. I have tried beating the egg whites for a longer or shorter time. Does anyone have a white cake recipe that is moist and good? If so please share I am going crazy over this. Thank you.

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SweetBellina Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 4:01am
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we are in the same boat fancylane...i've been trying to find a good recipe too from scratch..so i will give you a bump... icon_wink.gif

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quills Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 12:43pm
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Try the Cook's Illustrated white cake: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1967-14-Classic-White-Cake-II.html
I haven't had an occasion to make it, but their yellow cake is by far the best scratch yellow cake I've made.

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FancyLayne23 Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 8:36pm
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Thank you. I am going to try that. Thank you.

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sstiavetti Posted 17 Nov 2012 , 8:26pm
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Grrrr! The link to the classic white cake doesn't work anymore. Does anyone know where it's gone?

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sstiavetti Posted 17 Nov 2012 , 8:27pm
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vgcea Posted 19 Nov 2012 , 4:13am
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If you're willing to, post the recipe and let's see if modifications can be suggested. Are you making sure to avoid over-baking? That's typically one of the main reasons for a dry cake. Others have suggested wrapping a warm cake and freezing it to retain the moisture in the cake (I tend to freeze the cake after it has cooled).

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Gerle Posted 19 Nov 2012 , 4:48am
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There was an earlier post on white cakes, specifically FromScratchSF's white cake recipe.  It's my go-to recipe now that I've found it.  It always comes out perfect, also makes perfect cupcakes, and everyone that I bake it for raves highly about it.  You might try searching the forums for her recipe.  It was just last week.

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Gerle Posted 19 Nov 2012 , 4:51am
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Here's the recipe for FromScratchSF's white cake.  I believe you'll really like it. 

 

http://fromscratchsf.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/white-cake-part-3-with-recipe/

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sstiavetti Posted 19 Nov 2012 , 6:34pm
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Thank you for the link, Gerle!

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tykesmommy Posted 21 Nov 2012 , 4:07am
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AI would love to try this recipe, but I can't measure in ounces. :(

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pmarks0 Posted 21 Nov 2012 , 4:14am
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Invest in a digital thermometer.  You will get better results if you measure by weight.

Regardless, google what you need to know ie "how much does 1 cup of flour weigh" and you'll be able to do basic calculations.

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tykesmommy Posted 21 Nov 2012 , 4:24am
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