Basic Cake From Scartch !!!

Baking By BatterBob Updated 24 Nov 2013 , 10:00pm by Smckinney07

BatterBob Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 4:41am
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Hey Everybody !!!


It is amazing how a simple question turns into an epic crusade and battle between members and users.

I've been searching for a Basic Cake Recipe from scratchand what I mostly find are long threads of people arguing and discussing what they use, what works better for them and let's not forget all the bragging about how successful their cake business is, as some want to make sure that everybody knows that...whatever !!!  :shock:


Could somebody PLEASE share a legitimate family Basic Cake recipe from scratch?

Like those that our Grandma's use to make on Sundays or special occasions or for Church Luncheons,

you get the idea, right ???

with all purpose flour, milk, eggs, etc... just that simple !!!


And please DON'T suggest the store bought boxed stuff any more, that is NOT from scratch !!!  :-x

I've noticed some other users asking for the same type of recipe, but what I can mostly read in their threads is the same clump of bragging and limited answers and options.


I apologize if I sound off but I know there are other members that feel the same way.

If you don't want to share that's ok too, just feel free to say so and I will continue my quest.


Thanks to all,

BatterBob 8)

8 replies
Smckinney07 Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 7:25am
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AThis is from another CC member that was kind enough to share

This link has variations of the WASC cake (doctored cake mix) but at the top there are a couple scratch recipes

I'm not sure about others 'rubbing' their success in anyone's face, I'm sorry you feel that way. Maybe they were trying to convey how much their customers enjoy the doctored recipes. I suppose it's a preference.

Good luck, hope you find one you'll enjoy

MBalaska Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 7:57am
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BatterBob, I posted this on an earlier post.


""......I'm a home baker, and I'll share my vanilla cupcake recipe   Happy Baking.



30 cupcakes or 2 - 9" rounds


6 oz.   BUTTER  (soft) 

13 oz. SUGAR    (gran.)


      Beat together for five (5) mins. On Med.


4    EGGS    (lg.)

2 tsps. VANILLA  EXTRACT       


      Add: & beat on low for a few seconds to combine. Scrape bowl.  Beat on Med. 3 mins.


9 oz.    FLOUR A.P.    (sifted)


½ tsp. SALT


      Sift flour in bowl, add BP & Salt. Stir with whisk.


½ cup SOUR CREAM  

½ cup WHOLE MILK  


Add flour alternately with milk & sour cream. On Low.

1/3 flour,   milk,   1/3 flour,  sour cream,  1/3 flour.


Mix on medium for two minutes. 

Bake at 350 until done, start checking at 15 mins. cupcakes.    25 mins. cake


BatterBob Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 2:27pm
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Smckinney07 and MBalaska,


Thank you so much, this is just what I was looking for, as simple as it is.


MBalaska, your recipe looks like a great start !!!


Thank you both for your time and direction !!!


BaterBob  :-)

mfeagan Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 2:40pm
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A[@]BatterBob[/@] I use Buddy Valastro's vanilla cake recipe and have tweaked it slightly by adding more vanilla and using 5 large eggs rather than 4 extra large. I make it so much I know it by heart. I have made variations to it by adding lemon and orange zest and oils, spices for spice name it, you an do it. Of course, I have had fails because you can only modify something but so much. :)

2 1/2 c flour 2 c sugar 3/4 c vegetable oil 2 tbs vanilla 2 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 4 XL eggs or 5 Large 1 cup whole milk

Mix the flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, salt and vanilla together until incorporated. Add eggs 1 at a time. Scrape down bowl. Add milk 1/2 cup at a time making sure it is fully incorporated after each addition. Scrape down bowl and mix again for another minute or two.

Bake at 350. Time depends on the size if your pans. Check for doneness around 35 min.

This is a spongy, eggy cake. I LOVE it! It's very sturdy as well so it makes for great tiered cakes!

BatterBob Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 2:45pm
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The links you suggested are awesome, super informative and packed with a wide variety o f"from scratch" recipes.

I guess that my search is over for now,


Thanks a lot !!!


BatterBob  :-)

BatterBob Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 3:01pm
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This is a very nice recipe, and as you say spongy and eggy, I really like that !!!

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing it.


This will definitely be one for the cakes for these holidays !!!



BatterBob  :-)

mfeagan Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 5:32pm
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Not a problem! I absolutely LOVE it!!!

Smckinney07 Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 10:00pm
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ANo problem! I really like her website and her recipe

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