Looking For A Great Vanilla Cake

Baking By Rebeckydaniel Updated 31 Dec 2008 , 7:26am by sayhellojana

Rebeckydaniel Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 1:12pm
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Have you found a great vanilla cake recipe? Willing to share? Looking for a to die for vanilla or yellow cake recipe.

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staceyboots Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 1:28pm
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i use the 1234 Yellow Cake Recipe found here on CC. However, instead of 1 cup of milk, I use 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk.



steplite Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 1:25am
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Go to www.wrenscottage.com and click down at the bottom of the page "From Karens's Kitchen" She has a "Yellow Cake" recipe to die for.

SeriousCakes Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 3:01am
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Here's mine thumbs_up.gif

AnniePr Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 1:42am
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Originally Posted by Serious_Cakes

Here's mine thumbs_up.gif

Thanks serios_cakes I love your videos!!

sayhellojana Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 7:17pm
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I searched "Vanilla Cake" on this site because Im in the mood to bake, which means I get to test recipes! I actually have a vanilla cake recipe that I like, but its texture is inconsistant. I'm running to the kitchen right now and trying Serious_Cake's recipe. The video was hilarious! (oh yeah, and that, uhh, cake thing, looked really yummy)

SeriousCakes Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 10:59pm
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lol-glad you liked it! Let me know how it turns out for you icon_biggrin.gif

sayhellojana Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 11:49pm
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I really like it! I made a nice little 6'' and a bunch of cupcakes. It has a MUCH better texture than the recipe I've been using.
Also, I love your videos! I was watching them while I did dishes icon_smile.gif (hurray for laptops) Serious_Cakes, your awesome! thanks for the videos. I'm going to try the drop strings later. I love the way it looks.

SeriousCakes Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 12:31am
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Awesome!! And thank you icon_biggrin.gif
I've tried different flavorings with this recipe and they are all good!
Hehe, I have a laptop too, I love to have movies playing in the background while I'm caking icon_lol.gif

sayhellojana Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 11:22pm
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I think the drop strings turned out pretty well for my first time. I tried a few with the garland maker, a few marking with a tooth pick. I ended up doing the rest with the toothpick, I liked it better.
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lindambc Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 11:30pm
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I make the WASC (White Almond Sour Cream) cake but omit the almond flavoring and use more vanilla. Everyone who has tried it has loved it! You can also change the cake mix flavors and flavorings.

Edit Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 11:42pm
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SeriousCakes, does any shortening work in your recipe? Even transfat free?

SeriousCakes Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 12:15am
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sayhellojana-those strings turned out great! I also like the toothpick over the garland, I think I used the garland marker ONCE icon_lol.gif

Edit-I haven't tried hi-ratio shortening with this recipe but Crisco works great. I've been using this recipe long enough that the trans-fat switch happened and I didn't even know it, the recipe is just as good as it always was thumbs_up.gif

sayhellojana Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 3:48am
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I used plain ol Crisco and it turned out really nice. Serious_Cake's recipe has the crust of a yellow cake, but its a nice white color of a white cake, so it's a good inbetween.

I really, really hate WASC. the flavor is good, but I just hate that it is made with a boxed mix. All those chemicals and preservatives, it just defeats the purpose of baking from home for me. However, I know box mixes make baking easier for busy decoraters, so they have a plus side. I figured out a scratch version of WASC a while ago and have used it a few times.

sayhellojana Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 11:27pm
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Serious_Cakes - I need to boost your ego real quick. One, I made the flowers shown on the drop string video, they were like hibiscus, and they turned out really cute and kind of cartoonish - very fun. Two, I made the vanilla cake recipe and added 3T orange zest and 1T pumpkin pie spice. OH gosh, yummy yummy. I put them in loafs and mailed them to family and friends I won't be with this holiday. Orange spice cake, but easier! AND, three, I just got two orders, wich will be my first time selling a cake. Both are for vanilla cake. I think its so funny that I found this recipe and then it's the one I need most. So, thanks thanks thanks icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

(I've had a wonderful day, I'm quite giddy, sorry)

SeriousCakes Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 3:00am
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Oh that's soooo cool! That's one of the things I love about that recipe, it's so versatile!! I made it with coconut extract and sprinkled coconut between the layers, oh so yummy!! It also takes liquor washes very well icon_wink.gif

sayhellojana Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 3:33am
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Oh gosh...don't get me started on cake a liquor...my great aunt totsy, bless her heart....wonderful cook...oldest living Miss Arizona....LOVES her rum cake. All she ever makes. Cooked with rum in it, then she soaks it in rum. It's rummy icon_smile.gif

I was wondering, have you ever made it with buttermilk? I love the sound of "Vanilla Buttermilk Cake." I think it might make it kind of smooth tasting? I know it wouldn't throw off the recipe, so maybe I'll try it.

SeriousCakes Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 3:39am
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Ooooo, that sounds yummy, let me know if you try it! I haven't tried altering the original ingredients beyond extracts yet but I want to. I read one of your other posts about using cocoa powder in this recipe and I'd like to give that a try, maybe sub out a little of the flour and see what happens!

CakesByLJ Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:08am
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Originally Posted by steplite

Go to www.wrenscottage.com and click down at the bottom of the page "From Karens's Kitchen" She has a "Yellow Cake" recipe to die for.

Wow.. she has a lot of recipes that look great.. have you tried many of them? I will definately try the yellow cake... thanks for sharing.. icon_biggrin.gif

sayhellojana Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 6:35am
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Adding a few tablespoons of cocoa powder would totally work in this recipe for a marble cake. Not if you wanted like, a chocolate cake, but if you were swirling it with some vanilla then of course, no problem! I've done that with my old white cake recipe. I've also divided the batter, added vanilla to one half and rapsberry jam to the other. Pink and white swirl cake icon_smile.gif
(That was with my old recipe, but no reason it wouldnt work here)

sayhellojana Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 3:17am
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Ok, I'm going to praise Serious_Cake's recipe one more time. I made lemon cake with it today that is to die for! I halved the recipe (it makes a perfect 3 layer 6'' round when halved) and added 1 teaspoon really good lemon extract and the zest of one whole lemon (pop the lemon in the mircrowave for 10 seconds before, it brings the oils up or something). It turned out so wonderful!

SeriousCakes Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 3:54am
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lol-that's funny because I was thinking of you today when I was baking! I thought about how you used the recipe for orange spice cake so I added 1 1/2 tsp. orange extract, 1/2 tsp. rum extract, a dash of both cinnamon and ground cloves, and the zest of one orange. OOOOOHHHHHHH man!!! It was sooo yummy!
I've used this for lemon too, too good thumbs_up.gif Try the recipe with raspberry extract sometime, I also add some mini-chocolate chips, it's one of my most requested!!
Keep the ideas coming, I'm always up for some new twist icon_biggrin.gif

ceshell Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 6:18am
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Here's another thread with some vanilla cake recommendations http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-613384.html

julzs71 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 6:51am
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I like the white on white buttermilk cake. You can adjust some of the ingredients on there also.

sayhellojana Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 7:26am
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Originally Posted by Serious_Cakes

lol-that's funny because I was thinking of you today when I was baking!

Awww, Thats so cool!! Lol. Orange Spice cake is always yummy, and I guess I'm going to have to try raspberry chocolate chip cake. I know, darn, right?! I added praline flavor to it the other day too and filled the cake with pecans brown sugary caramel. That was also good.

I have my first BIG cake order comming up next week. 50 servings. i used the Wilton cake serving chart, and am doing an 8'' on a 10'' - All vanilla cake. I'm nervous and excited, and this godsend recipe is making me more confident than I should be, lol

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