The Great Scratch Off -- White CAke!!!

Decorating By durell87 Updated 16 Apr 2012 , 3:01pm by ReneeFLL

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 11:22pm
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Ok, I may be all wet here, but if a cake containers egg yolks can it technically still be called a white. Because I always thought that once you added the yolks...it then became a yellow cake. Just curious to what you all thought.




I don't know--I doubt there is a standard--yellow cake is white cake with yellow food color.

I make Sylvia's yellow cake for my white cake and leave out half the egg yolks. So it still gets two yolks & I call it white cake--'cause it still is white.

Nothing really clear cut with the yellow & white.

Adevag Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 3:26pm
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I'm also glad this scratch off was extended. Especially with all the problems cakecentral has had, for a while I have not been able to access it.

I baked King Arthur's Tender White Cake, using the unbleached King Arthur cake flour blend. I used full fat vanilla yogurt (the recipe lets you choose from that or whole milk). The recipe does have one whole egg but the cake is still white in color.

1. Flavor was wonderful, it gets a 9. I think I told you in the last scratch off that my dh works in a restaurant. He brought some cake in and the chefs who tried it called it "perfect." They all loved it as much as my family did.
2. The texture was also perfect. Very light but no crumbs. 10.
3. Very moist, 9.5
4. The recipe was easy and quick. The only thing that takes a little extra time I guess is separating the egg whites, but that is just part of a white cake anyway.
5. The cost was nothing out of the ordinary.
6. I made cupcakes and they were also fine. They did not develop much of a dome but it was still good, 8.

I cant think of anything bad to say about this cake. It would be interesting to bake this and the white on white that has received so many good reviews just to compare two really good recipes. If I have time I also thought of trying this using another brand of cake flour to see if it makes a difference, otherwise this recipe would be very limited.

I also baked K8's take on Sylvia Weinstock's Classic Cake.

1. The flavor was really good, I give it 8.
2. The texture was also light but a little too crumbly. I made these two cakes the same day and I could tell (by looking at the table) which cupcake the kids had tried. This was left many crumbs behind, 6.
3. Not too bad, but a little dry, 5.
4. Easy recipe.
5. Cost was nothing out of the ordinary.
6. The cupcakes baked just as good as the cake.

We did not use any frostings or fillings for anyone when trying these, just plain cake.

AnnieCahill Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 4:00pm
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So what ever happened with this? Did you guys tabulate the results yet?

Adevag Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 11:42pm
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

So what ever happened with this? Did you guys tabulate the results yet?




I think they changed the date for reviews two or three weeks into Jan.

I am also waiting to read more cake reviews for white cakes.

I just read a thread here yesterday that talked about "reversed creaming." That is what the Tender White Cake uses (King Arthur, that I just reviewed) and the results were just how this creaming method described.

Anyway, I hope this thread will get some activity soon!

moreCakePlz Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 12:49am
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I can post my results...

I baked four out of the eight cakes and had 11 people do a taste test.

I baked:
4) Cook\\'s Illustrated White Layer Cake
6) K8\\'s take on Sylvia Weinstock\\'s Classic Cake
7) Delicate White Cake from Group Recipes
8 ) Rebecca Rather\\'s White on White Buttermilk Cake


The Cook\\'s Illustrated Butter recipe was ranked #1 (score of 1.6)
Rebecca Rather\\'s Buttermilk recipe was ranked #2 (score of 2.4)
Group Recipes\\' Shortening recipe was ranked #3 (score of 2.5) and
K8\\'s modified Sylvia Weinstock\\'s Sour Cream recipe was ranked #4 (3.4)

If you are interested, you can find all the details on my blog:
http://thebakemore.blogspot.com/2011/01/white-cake-taste-test.html

tiawanna02 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 1:06am
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@ morecakeplz... I love you blog. Your comment about combining the top three white together... maybe try using the butter flavored shortening or use half butter and half shortening with buttermilk as the liquid.

AnnieCahill Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 1:21am
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Yeah I read about the reverse creaming method too. I am excited to try it. I may jump in and try one of the recipes if I have the time.

Cricketina Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 7:40am
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I am looking for these recipes to make the white cakes ....I looked in the cc search engine and can\\'t find them...do I need to go through all the white cake recipes to find them? Not sure ...thank you for this scratch test it is a great idea..!

Cricketina Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 7:43am
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Oops never mind I found the recipes on this thread..having a blonde moment...lol

yupi Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 5:24am
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I wonder whether we'll ever get the result of this scratch off icon_biggrin.gif
I want to try making KA's tender white cake, but with no KA brand flour in my country, I'm too afraid it'll fall terribly icon_rolleyes.gif

scp1127 Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 6:20am
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moreCakePLZ,I have roamed the internet and found your blog on several occasions... always good information and very interesting. Thank you!

moreCakePlz Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 11:56pm
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moreCakePLZ,I have roamed the internet and found your blog on several occasions... always good information and very interesting. Thank you!




Thanks scp1127, it is nice to know that my blog is showing up in the search engines and that people are looking!

Gerle Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 4:02am
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Hi! I just PM'd one of the orginators to see if we can get the final tabulation done on this tasting. Hopefully we'll hear soon. I'm curious to see which cake came out on top. Seems like the white on white buttermilk cake had the most accolades, but we shall see! Personally I thought this was lots of fun and a good way to get new recipes. Hope it continues.

LilDvL Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 2:56am
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Where can I find the results??

tigachu Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 2:33am
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Originally Posted by yupi

I wonder whether we'll ever get the result of this scratch off icon_biggrin.gif
I want to try making KA's tender white cake, but with no KA brand flour in my country, I'm too afraid it'll fall terribly icon_rolleyes.gif




I used the KAF tender white cake with their Queen Quinevere Cake flour and then Softassilk cake flour when I ran out of their brand. I love KAF products but I limit my bigger orders to when they offer free shipping. I can vouch that it works with Softassilk cake flour (I followed the recipe on the back of the Queen Quinevere bag, which I think is slightly different from the recipe listed with the unbleached cake flour blend).

HTH

Gerle Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 3:14am
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I don't think we're going to get the results of this scratch off. I tried PMing one of the originators earlier this year and got no response, so I think it's considered a done deal. Maybe with the mud cake scratch off that is going on now it will be revived. It was fun to try new recipes.

ReneeFLL Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 6:41pm
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Were the results ever posted? I would like to know the end result.
TIA

Gerle Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 11:05pm
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Nope, the results were never posted. I guess this one just fell through the cracks.

ReneeFLL Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 3:01pm
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Thanks for the info.

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