I am trying to find good yellow white and chocolate cake recipes. I was wondering what do all of you guys use for your cakes? Does everyone use the recipes from this site or from a book,if you don't mind sharing. I am starting to decorate but I don't have any good basic cakes recipes. My cakes don't taste right,when I try from scratch:/
Try going to a half price book store. You can get great cake books there w/o spending a lot. I bought two Cake Doctor books and they have come in real handy.
For an excellent chocolate cake try this one from epicurious.com
I like the Whimsical Bakehouse white butter cake and that is in the recipes here. Their chocolate cake isn't bad either, but I much prefer the one I linked above.
I agree the Whimsical bakehous white cake is really good, I've also been using their chocolate, but will definatelyy check out the epiciurious one!! For yellow, I was using Martha's but I have found that people can't tell the difference between her's and the cake mix doctor's so now I use the doctored mix, it's cheaper and a lot faster.
I like Toba Garrett's yellow cake. There's also some recipe threads in the forums on the best chocolate, white cakes...although I can't locate them at present
The Cake Bible is worth every penny you spend. Great recipes and the explanation of what is included in each recipe and why specific ingredients are used to give it the taste and structure for that specific recipe. It's a must have book. I use mine so much it's starting to fall apart. The Golden Butter Cream cake is soooooo amazing!
That is the book that I have "whimsical" and the white cake was a fail, maybe I did not fold the whites properly. It was very rich,not light or soft.:/
I use White on White Buttermilk Cake I think i got it from here! Very moist and yummy!
there are some good ones in the recipe section for starters.
I use the epicurious one that jkalman posted. For white and yellow I use the WASC (white almond sour cream cake) recipe, but change up the flavorings.