What's Your Best Scratch Cake Recipe??

Baking By doublecz1103 Updated 28 Nov 2008 , 10:03am by JanH

doublecz1103 Posted 6 May 2008 , 4:43am
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i've never been a box mix girl.. i'm all about scratch cakes... and i just wanted to see what everyones favorite one is.. thought it might help me with some new inspiration..

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jessfmaldonado Posted 6 May 2008 , 4:52am
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My triple vanilla cake is my fav recipe. hmmm my coconut rum cake too. icon_biggrin.gif

I have never done box mixes. I didnt even know that bakers did that until I found that out on cake central. I always have done my cakes from scratch. Not that doing the box mixes is wrong. I think its just never been for me.

HMMM... I wonder what the percentage of people who do scratch cakes versus box cake mixes is.

doublecz1103 Posted 6 May 2008 , 5:15am
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oooohhhh triple vanilla... would you share that with me.. my husband is the BIGGEST vanilla lover i know. he goes crazy over my vanilla.. i couldn't imagine what he would do with a triple vanilla lol. i was suprised as well when i joined this site about the box vs scratch thing... i guess it would be quicker and easier.. but to me it's just not the same! lol icon_biggrin.gif

mgigglin Posted 6 May 2008 , 9:26am
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okay.. I would also like to see you triple vanilla recipe please?? with sugar on top?? icon_lol.gif

One of my fave's is actually for cupcakes but it is from Bobby Flay...

The recipe may look a bit daunting but it really isn't and it's REALLY worth it!! The mango buttercream is just fantastic on the ginger cupcake!


SeriousCakes Posted 6 May 2008 , 2:35pm
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This is my favorite:
But I beat the sugar and shortening for 4 minutes before adding the rest (per Alton Brown thumbs_up.gif ). I just made it this week with some butter flavoring and rum flavoring-very yum but next time I will add more, need more of that rum flavor!!

jessfmaldonado Posted 10 May 2008 , 4:44pm
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ohhh , so sorry I havent gotten back to you all with the recipe. My hubby has been sick and I have a cake due tomorrow. I post the recipe right after I deliver the cake tomorrow. Thanks!!

shaloop Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 4:53pm
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just found this and wondered if you may have posted the recipe somewhere?

Deniro Posted 9 Nov 2008 , 8:37pm
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Tres Leches Cake!!

Niliquely Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:38am
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I was a die-hard cake mix girl until I tried Alton Brown's yellow pound cake - it turned out perfect and tasted WAY better than a mix. Plus, it was great for carving!

JanH Posted 28 Nov 2008 , 10:03am
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Here's a link to pages of CC member contributed "best" scratch cake recipes:



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