Scratch Cake Recipe

Baking By ashleyj Updated 8 May 2009 , 2:16pm by MikeRowesHunny

ashleyj Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 4:05pm
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Does anyone have a great, moist white and/or yellow cake mix made from scratch? One that is good for tiered cakes, etc. And for larger cakes do you double/triple the recipe or make each batch separately and then mix together? I've heard the ones made with buttermilk are very good. I welcome any suggestions!

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brincess_b Posted 8 May 2009 , 9:11am
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i love the victoria sponge, really easy to make more/ less, and to flavour in lots of ways, holds up to carving pretty well too.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/victoriaspongewithst_90309.shtml
xx

MikeRowesHunny Posted 8 May 2009 , 9:43am
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I love Magnolia's vanilla buttermilk cake, I use it for all my vanilla cakes, including cupcakes. I substitute butter for margarine though because I find it makes a more moist cake than butter does. For large cakes (10in+), I also add 1 tbsp oil to the batter at the end to ensure the cake doesn't dry out whilst baking. HTH!

maryjsgirl Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:39pm
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Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

I also add 1 tbsp oil to the batter at the end to ensure the cake doesn't dry out whilst baking. HTH!




What a great idea!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 8 May 2009 , 2:16pm
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Ooops, I wrote that wrong and now I can't change it! I sub margarine for butter, not the other way around! Sorry!

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