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pattycakes55d Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 6:52am
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French Vanilla Sour Cream Cake made by Roland in episode 8.

It calls for double acting baking powder in addition to reg baking powder. I can't find the double acting. What should I do? Here's the recipe:

Cake Ingredients:
2-1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp double acting baking powder
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 whole eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 small pkg. dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp real vanilla


Thanks for your help.

25 replies
zdebssweetsj Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 8:57am
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Where do you live I would think that any major grocery store would carry double acting baking powder

lilthorner Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 4:05pm
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double acting is the norm

Jeff_Arnett Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pattycakes55d

French Vanilla Sour Cream Cake made by Roland in episode 8.

It calls for double acting baking powder in addition to reg baking powder. I can't find the double acting. What should I do? Here's the recipe:

Cake Ingredients:
2-1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp double acting baking powder
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 whole eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 small pkg. dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp real vanilla


Thanks for your help.


Regular baking powder, such as Clabber Girl or Calumet, or what ever brand your grocery has, is double acting. What that means is that it leavens the cake in two ways. Initially when making the batter it produce carbon dioxide and then a second release occurs when it is exposed to heat in the oven.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pattycakes55d

French Vanilla Sour Cream Cake made by Roland in episode 8.

It calls for double acting baking powder in addition to reg baking powder. I can't find the double acting. What should I do? Here's the recipe:

Cake Ingredients:
2-1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp double acting baking powder
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 whole eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 small pkg. dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp real vanilla


Thanks for your help.


Are there any instructions as to how this cake is mixed?

Jaimelt76 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:19pm
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The double acting is the normal baking powder. I made this recipe last week and used a box of the pumpkin spice pudding instead( only kind on hand) and it came out so good. I have had no luck with scratch cakes and this one came out great.

pattycakes55d Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 6:25pm
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here's the rest of the recipe. He won in the cake tasting portion.

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Brush pan with pan coat (equal parts shortening, vegetable oil, flour mixed together).

Combine by hand flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in mixer bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix with mixer on low speed. Increase speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes until well blended.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees F until center tests done (toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).
Buttercream Icing Ingredients:
1-1/4 pound powdered sugar
1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites, room temperature
2 Tbsp vanilla
2 pounds unsalted butter, room temperature
Instructions:
In mixer bowl, combine sugar, egg whites and vanilla.

Mix on low speed to combine then increase speed to high and mix for 10 minutes to build volume.

Reduce speed to medium, and slowly add soft butter and beat an additional 5 to 10 minutes until full volume is reached.
Raspberry Cream Filling:
Mix 1/3 seedless raspberry jam with 2/3 prepared Buttercream Icing.
Chocolate Cream Filling:
Mix equal parts melted dark chocolate and prepared Buttercream Icing.

Thanks a lot. I feel a little foolish here as I didn't realize that. How come you put so much in there?

Also, it calls for 2.5 cups sifted flour, so that means sift it first then measure, yes?

Jaimelt76 can you tell me a little bit about the cake? Was it light, dense, how much did it rise, etc. I'm looking for a great white recipe so since he won I thought I would try it.

Very much appreciated.

Jaimelt76 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 6:32pm
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It came out light with a nice crumb. I did not sift as my sifter broke and I did not want to take 3 sick kids to the store. As far as the rising I would say it is close to a box cake mix. I've never had much luck with scratch so I am a box baker until I get the hang of scratch.

sadsmile Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 6:37pm
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I wonder what the fillings were. It looked like the fillings were an inch thick. How do you do that and not have the cake layers slide or buldge?

pattycakes55d Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 7:21pm
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the fillings were raspberry and chocolate buttercream. The recipes for them are included at the bottom of the recipe above.

Maybe he put a lot of filling to showcase the contrasting colors for the cake tasting and normally he wouldn't in other cakes.

zdebssweetsj Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 2:47pm
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Sounds yummy can't wait to try it. Thanks pattycakes

Jeff_Arnett Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pattycakes55d

French Vanilla Sour Cream Cake made by Roland in episode 8.

It calls for double acting baking powder in addition to reg baking powder. I can't find the double acting. What should I do? Here's the recipe:

Cake Ingredients:
2-1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp double acting baking powder
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 whole eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 small pkg. dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp real vanilla


Thanks for your help.


Just curious....what exactly is "French Vanilla"? I've seen many recipes use French in the title, but there' nothing in the recipe other than regular vanilla extract. This recipe is an example of the same...just regular vanilla....and only 1 teaspoon of that.

Jaimelt76 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:52pm
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Jeff, I was curious as well with the term French Vanilla so I looked it up and this is what I found.

"The term French vanilla is not a type of vanilla, but is often used to designate preparations that have a strong vanilla aroma, and contain vanilla grains. The name originates from the French style of making ice cream custard base with vanilla pods, cream, and egg yolks. Inclusion of vanilla varietals from any of the former or current French dependencies noted for their exports may in fact be a part of the flavoring, though it may often be coincidental. Alternatively, French vanilla is taken to refer to a vanilla-custard flavor.[16] Syrup labeled as French vanilla may include hazelnut, custard, caramel or butterscotch flavors in addition to vanilla."

I found it at this site......http://www.answers.com/topic/vanilla

cylstrial Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 1:00pm
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Thanks for the answer Jamie! That's good info to have on hand. I have been wondering about French Vanilla myself.

pattycakes55d Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 8:56pm
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I'm making the cake tonight so I'll let you guys know how it turns out...

CakesByLJ Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 12:32am
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I baked this recipe today.. it is very good~! It yielded 30 cupcakes; baked in 18 minutes @ 325 degrees. Easy to make and very moist. Of course the test is not over till we see how long they stay fresh and moist.. tune in tomorrow for the next episode... icon_lol.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 11:36pm
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For those who tuned in icon_razz.gif .... day 2: just as fresh as day 1... It might even be better icon_smile.gif

janebrophy Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 11:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sadsmile

I wonder what the fillings were. It looked like the fillings were an inch thick. How do you do that and not have the cake layers slide or buldge?




I always look at their cakes on this show, (I love that a taste test is included) and wonder why mine don't have such nice layers!! I guess in reality this cake is probably baked and filled especially for this taste test, and wouldn't have to stand up to much....right?? Do anyone's cakes look like that? (Please say no! icon_smile.gif )

Kellbella Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 12:00am
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For the buttercream recipe it calls for pasteurized egg whites at room temp..can anyone tell me what exactly is the difference from regualr egg whites...and what about any food safety issues?

iownajane Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 12:23am
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I want to try this too...but the recipe doesn't say what size pan? Any ideas?
thanks!

Jaimelt76 Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 12:33am
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Originally Posted by iownajane

I want to try this too...but the recipe doesn't say what size pan? Any ideas?
thanks!





When I made it I made it in an 8" square and it filled the pan perfectly. HTH

iownajane Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 12:52am
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Jaime...I have rounds...would I use 2 8" round pans...or just one...seems like a lot for just one..
Thanks!

Jeff_Arnett Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 12:55am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaimelt76

Quote:
Originally Posted by iownajane

I want to try this too...but the recipe doesn't say what size pan? Any ideas?
thanks!




When I made it I made it in an 8" square and it filled the pan perfectly. HTH


Is that an 8 X 3 inch square pan?

pattycakes55d Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 5:56pm
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made the recipe for Friday night and was very pleased with the result. I used an 8 x 2 and it rose completely to the top which I was looking for. It was very moist yet had a dense crumb. I didn't put as much pudding in as suggested, used a little more vanilla and it tasted great.

Jaimelt76 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 9:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iownajane

Jaime...I have rounds...would I use 2 8" round pans...or just one...seems like a lot for just one..
Thanks!





Sorry it took so long to respond. I used an 8" square that was 2" deep.

ZAKIA6 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 12:54am
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i made this cake with lemon curd and raspberry filling. the cake was really good. My sis thought is was better than the wasc
im going to try it again next weekend.

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