'true' Made From Scratch Cake

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sweet12 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:29am
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I am looking for a true made from scratch cake recipe. I have tried many from many different cookbooks etc, but nothing has tasted as good as the cakes i had when i was a kid...today it seems cakes are 'premanufactured' in taste and the ONLY cake to come close to tasting like a good home-made from grandmas recipe is from Publix supermarkets here in the south...even tho i know that is prob premanufactured as well--- does anyone have a good old fashioned scratch recipe that is moist, fluffy (but not too airy) good texture and tastes like its home-made?? Even the bakeries around here that bake/sell cakes are sometimes dry, taste like they are days old and just are not good in taste especially for a bakery. Thanks in advance!

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icer101 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:44am
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look under recipes... scratch cake... etc.. you will find many.. try some of these and see if you like them... hth

JanH Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:44am
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Originally Posted by sweet12

and the ONLY cake to come close to tasting like a good home-made from grandmas recipe is from Publix supermarkets here in the south...




So you're looking for a scratch cake recipe that tastes like a Publix cake?

erinalicia Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:50am
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have you looked in the recipes here? There are a lot of scratch recipes. I don't know what Publix cakes taste like, but I'm sure they're probably made in a factory and frozen just like every other grocery store chain.

You don't say if you're looking for a white cake, butter (yellow) cake, chocolate, whatever... I've tried the Mermaid Bakery's vanilla cake and it's pretty good. I usually use doctored cake mixes and I think they taste just fine and a heck of a lot better than most grocery store cakes.

To each their own, but let's not get a debate started between scratch baking and using mixes, those tend to get out of hand here. icon_smile.gif

Bel_Anne Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:03am
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Check this website out. http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/ It's an Australian one. I think the story behind this is just two older ladies passionate about food and cooking. I use their white and dark chocolate mud cake recipes and everyone tells me that it's just like grandma used to make. I've never tasted better.... In fact every recipe I try on that site is devine. Be sure to read the comments section of each recipe as there's loads more tips. They're geniuses... Haha

CakeMommyTX Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:08am
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Well if I were to make a "homemade cake like grandma's" I would need a box of Betty Crocker Devils Food cake and fluffy white frosting mix.
Oh and lots of love, can't forget the love.

JustToEatCake Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:51am
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Well if I were to make a "homemade cake like grandma's" I would need a box of Betty Crocker Devils Food cake and fluffy white frosting mix.
Oh and lots of love, can't forget the love.



Hahaha! Would that have been canned frosting?

CakeMommyTX Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:54am
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No it's a powder that you add hot water to and mix with a hand mixer and OMG it is so good, basically a 7 minute frosting in 2 minutes, because seriously who wants to wait a whole 7 minutes for frosting...lol

LaBellaFlor Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:14am
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Not the Jif frosting mix from the box?! icon_lol.gif

CakeMommyTX Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:18am
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Elise87 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:39am
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Originally Posted by Bel_Anne

Check this website out. http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/ It's an Australian one. I think the story behind this is just two older ladies passionate about food and cooking. I use their white and dark chocolate mud cake recipes and everyone tells me that it's just like grandma used to make. I've never tasted better.... In fact every recipe I try on that site is devine. Be sure to read the comments section of each recipe as there's loads more tips. They're geniuses... Haha




I came across thise website too and want to try the cake and i was wondering since you made the mudcakes can you tell me approx how high they rise ?

snowboarder Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:50am
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Not the Jif frosting mix from the box?! icon_lol.gif





Haha! Good memory! I'd forgotten all about the Jif box 'o frosting.

cathyscakes Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 6:09am
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Oh i loved that betty crocker fluffy frosting, i can't find it in stores anymore, miss it.

tonedna Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 7:03am
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Originally Posted by sweet12

and the ONLY cake to come close to tasting like a good home-made from grandmas recipe is from Publix supermarkets here in the south...



So you're looking for a scratch cake recipe that tastes like a Publix cake?




lol..publix cake aint from scratch..
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sweet12 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by sweet12

and the ONLY cake to come close to tasting like a good home-made from grandmas recipe is from Publix supermarkets here in the south...



So you're looking for a scratch cake recipe that tastes like a Publix cake?



lol..publix cake aint from scratch..
Edna icon_smile.gif




I know, but their cakes taste pretty good. I used to live right behind the wharehouse. Bakery and a friend of mine worked there and its all from scratch but baked manufctured style and frozen. Thanks for the links to the recipes above. I will give them a try... I particularly like white cakes they are my fav but a good chocolate would be. good as well.

moonclous Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 1:06am
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I'm looking for a plain cake starter. not with milk with flour ,baking soda , baking powder, if any one got this can you help me no friend ship cake. 

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