Crumb Boss Golden Vanilla Butter Cake

Baking By vmanbakes Updated 31 Dec 2013 , 8:49pm by vmanbakes

vmanbakes Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 7:08pm
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I was looking at the crumb boss Vanilla butter cake and thought about making it. The only problem that I have is the amount of eggs that the recipe calls for:


Unsalted Butter 254g (1cup + 2Tablespoons)

Cream Cheese 254g (1cup + 2Tablespoons)

Sugar 450g (2 1/4 cups)

All Purpose Flour 325 g (2 1/2 cups)

Salt 1/4 tsp

Baking Powder 10g (2 tsp)

Eggs 400 (8 Large)

Vanilla Extract 1 Tablespoon


The recipe calls for 8 eggs. The only other time I made a cake with that many eggs is when I tried to make Alton Brown's pound cake which calls for 9 eggs, I think I only used 8 eggs though. When I tasted the cake I remember that it tasted like egg and I figure that there were just to many eggs in it. here is ALton's recipe



16 ounces unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened, plus 1 tablespoon

16 ounces cake flour, plus 2 tablespoons

16 ounces sugar

9 large eggs, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Any way I was wondering if anyone used the crumb boss vanilla cake recipe and if it tasted eggy? I also wondering if there was a way I could add some milk and cut back on the eggs? How much milk could I add and the cake still come out good and how many eggs should I use if I add milk to the recipe? I did notice that the Crumb boss cake has cream cheese in it so that might offset some of the eggs, I guess but I just do not want to make another eggy tasting cake.

3 replies
-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 7:17pm
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what i do is divide it down to a small small amount--like a one egg amount and bake off a cupcake or two and see how i like it--i will even do half an egg (2 tablespoons of a beaten egg) but i would do the recipe as written and try some tweaks--


so if you did a one egg amount you would divide all the other amounts by 9--


i'd line up three or four sets of bowls and ingredients to try all the variations i wanted to try at once--


that's how i do it--

MBalaska Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 8:33pm
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That's an awful big recipe.  If your talking about Gretchen Price of Woodland bakery she has a smaller 8" round cake recipe on her website.   I haven't tried it myself, so would be interested in your results also.

vmanbakes Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 8:49pm
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the recipe I posted is the 8" recipe from Gretchen's website

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