Post Your "from Scratch Recipe"

Decorating By cakeladyatLA Updated 4 Feb 2009 , 11:15am by kathrynmc

cakeladyatLA Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 10:02pm
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I am a "cake box" baker, and they always come up good, so people get used to that... home taste flavor, is different than the bakery, but I would like to try some from scratch, Im not afraid of a recipe, but I cannot afford to try a whole lot of recipes that I find online because of time and monetarie reasons, what if somebody orders one and is no good? so how about sharing your recipe, the one you recommend the most because you tried it and it works? Hopefully I will convert today!

I would looove to know your recipe!
Thanx

Patty*

(the only recipes that are from scratch that I can share are for food, not desserts, sorry!) icon_redface.gif

16 replies
cuteums Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 10:28pm
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Take a look through this thread. There are a bunch of scratch recipes posted in it.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-616950.html

cakeladyatLA Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 10:56pm
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Yeah I did read it, that's where I got the idea for this post, icon_lol.gif

SeriousCakes Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 11:45pm
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These are my favs thumbs_up.gif
Yellow/vanilla:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYQ-dryteww&feature=channel_page
Chocolate:
http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=184
I recently have started replacing the water at the end with coffee....oooooo YUM!

mbt4955 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 11:56pm
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Here's my favorite chocolate. It is definitely the best chocolate cake I have ever had and always turns out perfect. It does make more than a regular recipe (two 10" rounds or one 12" square).

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Double-Chocolate-Layer-Cake-101275

revel Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 12:11am
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This is my favorite white cake recipe,I've tried quite a few of them..



White on White Buttermilk Cake
from The Pastry Queen by Rebecca Rather

Cake:
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temp
2 1/3 cups sugar
3 large egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups cake flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Place one baking rack one-third from bottom of oven and second two-thirds from bottom of oven.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 3 9 inch pans with parchment , grease or spray with baking spray.

Using paddle attachment of KA, beat butter and sugar in a large bowl for 2 minutes (light and fluffy). Scrape sides. Add egg whites and vanilla and beat on medium for another minute.

Combined dry ing. In medium bowl. Add 1/3 dry ingredients to butter mixture. Add half of the buttermilk, dry ingredients, more buttermilk and dry ing. Mix to incorporate.

Spoon batter into pans. Stagger layers in oven so that no layer is directly on top of the other. Bake for 25-25 minutes, checking both layers. Make sure that one layer isnt done before the other.

Cool on rack in pans for 10 minutes. Invert.

cakeladyatLA Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:01am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Serious_Cakes

These are my favs thumbs_up.gif
Yellow/vanilla:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYQ-dryteww&feature=channel_page
Chocolate:
http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=184
I recently have started replacing the water at the end with coffee....oooooo YUM!




Wow serious, I saw your video is awesome! I always do step by step instructions in spanish and didnt do videos because I don't like the way I sound on video jeje, but its a great idea to just write them like you do!
What program do you use?

Patty*

cakeladyatLA Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:03am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mbt4955

Here's my favorite chocolate. It is definitely the best chocolate cake I have ever had and always turns out perfect. It does make more than a regular recipe (two 10" rounds or one 12" square).

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Double-Chocolate-Layer-Cake-101275




Thank you for posting!

Patty*

SeriousCakes Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:09am
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I use Windows Movie Maker, yeah, I don't like to hear myself either! Also I know I tend to 'And uh, next you'll need that stuff, um, what's it called, oh yeah, corn syrup' icon_lol.gif

cakeladyatLA Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:24am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Serious_Cakes

I use Windows Movie Maker, yeah, I don't like to hear myself either! Also I know I tend to 'And uh, next you'll need that stuff, um, what's it called, oh yeah, corn syrup' icon_lol.gif




Really? I tried to use it once and then @ the end of the video there's like no music jaja! check it out at my lame attempt to put a video together, I guess I will keep trying




Patty*

bobwonderbuns Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:26am
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There is a thread around here someplace on scratch cake recipes. There's a master recipe and tons of variations which are supposed to be quite good. I can't remember where it is, you might ask Jan, she knows everything! icon_lol.gif

Narie Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:30am
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Hershey's- Black Magic Cake is almost identical to the Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake except it uses coffee rather than water. http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=4754&page=1&per=1&keyword=black%20magic#content_area

SeriousCakes Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:37am
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cakeladyatLA-I'm going to PM you to talk about the videos but first let me say your cakes are AMAZING!!! Beautiful work!!!

evasmama Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 5:46am
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I'm also a huge fan of the Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate recipe. I recently got my hands on some Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder, and made the same cake with it, plus the icing. Wowza! Big compliments from the family. And, bonus, the icing comes out nearly black already, so tinting it even darker to make full black takes very little effort or gel paste.

My favorite yellow and white cake recipes are from America's Test Kitchen, but you have to subscribe to their site to get those recipes. I don't wanna give them away since they technically charge.

kathrynmc Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:53pm
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This is the recipe I tend to use,

125g butter
tsp vanilla essence
165g caster sugar
2 eggs (large)
225g self raising flour
125ml milk

I have in the past changed the vanilla essence and used an orange flavour and added chocolate powder.

It works every time

Kathryn

cakeladyatLA Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 2:46am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kathrynmc

This is the recipe I tend to use,

125g butter
tsp vanilla essence
165g caster sugar
2 eggs (large)
225g self raising flour
125ml milk

I have in the past changed the vanilla essence and used an orange flavour and added chocolate powder.

It works every time

Kathryn




What is caster sugar?

Patty*

kathrynmc Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 11:15am
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Caster sugar is a very finely granulated sugar, which is mainly used when baking.

Kathryn

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