Hoping someone can recommend a yellow cake recipe - I'm using it to do a sculpted cake and my two favorite recipes are pretty light & fluffy. Taste great but not what I'm looking for. I do not want a poundcake, just a sturdy yellow cake that can be cut with crumbling too much. It will be baked in a 16 inch round, 3 inches high so poundcake would not be a great choice. Just a cake with low crumb.
Is the 'Easy Yellow Cake' on the recipe list (the one with 9 stars) good to use? Anyone tried it?
Any suggestions would be great! I have a ton of cookbooks, but last minute I just want a cake recipe that works & comes out the way I want and not tool around with.
Try a fellow cc'er Heartfire's "Durable cake for 3D and Wedding Cakes"
my new go to recipe. All my "I don't eat cake" customers love it. Me too.
Delish and firm enough to carve.
Excellent- I'll look for it now, thanks for the reply!!
Just found the recipe and saw it was from a mix. Nothing wrong with that but I don't have a mix in the house and out of sour cream. (Does look great though and love the fact it has so many stars and positive comments!!!) Any scratch recipes that anyone would recommend? Will bake the tonight.
I just made a Golden VanillaCake that I got from kingarthurflour.com. It is delicious. Firm texture almost like a pound cake, but not. It makes 6 1/2 cups batter. It made a 10" x 2/12 for me. Hope this helps.
I like using All Occasion Downy Yellow Cake from the Cake Bible: http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/632909-All-Occasion-Downy-Yellow-Butter-Cake
Very sturdy but tender and moist. Great taste. Some people have trouble with it but I've always had great results. Just follow the recipe to the letter.
Always chill well before carving.
I use an All butter Madeira Cake recipe. This is for a 6" round tin so you will have to work out how many times to multiply it to your requirements.
6oz butter (must be real butter!)
6oz caster sugar
9oz self raising flour
bake at around 150oC for 45mins
This recipe is perfect for carving and keeps very moist too
I like Sylvia Weinstock's Yellow recipe....
What is caster sugar. Is this regular granulated or powdered. Sometimes its confusing when we hear from other countries. Just wanted to know.
I think you will enjoy Sylvia Weinstock's yellow cake. (The recipe is posted somewhere on the Internet.) It is one of my family's favorites! Having made this recipe countless times, I know it would hold up to carving/sculpting. HTH!