I have tried so many recipes for yellow cake. I am so frustrated because everytime I use one, if it tastes good it comes out flat, and if it comes out fluffy it is dry. I need a recipe for a moist,fluffy and yummy yellow cake. Good for selling. Help!
This is published in The New Doubleday Cookbook and they call it appropriately, White Wedding Cake However it is a little golden in color - egg yolks & real vanilla -
6 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups milk at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 # butter or margarine or 1 1/3 cups margarine with 2/3 cups vegetable shortening
(the margarine is not vegetable spread)
4 cups sugar
8 eggs at room temperature
2 teaspoons lemon extract
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon rind (optional)
Preheat oven to 325.
Sift flour with baking powder and salt and set aside.
Combine milk and vanilla and set aside.
Cream butter until light, add sugar gradually, continue to cream until fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix in lemon extract (and rind).
Add dry ingredients alternately with milk beginning and ending with the dry and adding about one sixth of the total at a time.
Beat just until smooth.
Spoon into 1 ungreased 13" and 1 ungreased 7" pan lined on the bottom with wax or parchment paper filling no more than half full - this is a high-rising batter.
Bake larger layer 60-65 mins until it pulls from the sides of the pan and is springy to the touch.
Cool upright in pan on wire rack 10 mins then loosen and invert on rack peel off paper turn right side up and cool thoroughly.
If you make 3 batches you get two 13", two 7" and two 10 " layers.
Make cupcakes with any leftover batter.
This is from The New Doubleday Cookbook 1975.
Real good cake. And this recipe is not real fussy - can be halved or doubled. Excellent.
And let me post a fairly universally recognized method for trying out a new recipe. Make it whatever recipe as written--exactly as written--then tweak it on the second time.
This recipe is brilliant. You could add a touch of yellow food color if you want.
Recipe thoughts for you.
This is a doctored cake mix recipe, and everytime I've made it I get RAVE reviews! It's actually adapted from the 'Darn Good chocolate cake' recipe that's posted here.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Mix everything in the KA mixer until well combined, pour into prepared pans, then bake at 325F until done.
Delicious!!!! and SO moist!