I was just wondering what everyone's favorite cake recipe is.
My 2 "go to" recipes are these:
Devils Food Cake
2 cups flour
1 ½ cups Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. cream of tartar
½ tsp. salt
1 ½ cups buttermilk
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 or 9 round pans. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, ground chocolate, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add 1 cup of the buttermilk and the butter. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Add the remaining ½ cup of buttermilk, the eggs and the vanilla. Divide the batter evenly between the 2 pans. Bake 30 to 45 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.
Simply White Cake
(from The Complete Book of Baking by Pillsbury)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
½ cup shortening (I used unsalted butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 egg whites
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 round cake pans. In a large bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk and shortening at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add vanilla and egg whites; continue beating an additional 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans.
Bake at 350 for 27 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely. Fill and frost as desired.
Coconut variation: Stir 1 cup flaked coconut into the batter before pouring into greased and floured pans.
Your cakes are beautiful. I especially like the Missing Piece Cake. That is really cool
the dark chocolate cake recipe on this site. awesome. =)
I love the original WASC and the amazing choc WASC. I reduce the sugar by about 1/3 of a cup. My fave red velvet is Rose's heavenly recipe ( I think that's the name) with the dreamy creamy white chocolate cream cheese icing. I got it off a link on here, but I'm not sure it's in recipes.
You can't beat a good old-fashioned Victoria Sponge cake. Vanilla or chocolate flavoured.