Toba Garrett Or Sylvia Weinstock

Baking By cakeymom Updated 14 Jun 2008 , 7:17am by JanH

cakeymom Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 4:38pm
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Good Day All!!!

I know that this question has been raised, so please excuse the repeat. I know it is a matter of preference but please, please indulge me.

Which do you like best and why Toba Garrett or Sylvia Weinstock???

I am looking for a "scratch" butter/yellow layer cake recipe that is not dense, but moist, cost effective and "no-fail" if you will.

Thanks in advance,


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BakingJeannie Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:41pm
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Dear Cakemom,

I have tried Toba's cake and love it because it was easy to handle. I have never tried Sylvia's recipe, but if it uses extra egg yolk, you will get a moister cake.



jennifer7777 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:52pm
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I have tried Sylvia Weinstock's yellow her book she says "it will be the only yellow cake you'll ever need" and I wouldn't disagree. It uses cake flour and calls for the eggs to be separated and the whites to be beaten stiff and folded in at the end, and it makes a really nice cake with a good crumb, not too dense. It is a good cake.

maryj Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 1:59am
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I've tried Toba's yellow cake and I didn't like it at all. It was really dense and dry and crumbly. I thought it tasted like paste.

JanH Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 6:25am
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Sylvia Weinstock's Classic Yellow Cake review by


cakeymom Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:14pm
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Thanks all!!!

Looks like I'm trying Sylvia Weinstock's Classic Yellow Cake

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saap1204 Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 1:52pm
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This may be too late, but I have only tried Toba Garrett's recipe and loved it. This will be my "go to" recipe for yellow cake.

JanH Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 7:17am
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