I am good at making some cakes but one cake I have not had much success with it is yellow/butter cakes. Every time I make a butter cake it comes out dry and I have used different recipes. I wonder if there is such a thing as a moist butter cake made from scratch. Does anyone have a good butter cake recipe that comes out moist and not dry? I also wanted to know what causes butter cakes to come out dry and if there is anything that can be done so that any butter cake recipe I use will come out moist.
if you send me a pm on here i can probably get in there and send you a couple tried & true recipes -- i would just send them off right now but i can't get in there -- i get a 500 error -- but if i receive a pm i can usually get in there once and should be able to reply
Sylvia Weinstocks butter cake is nice.
sylvia has two butter cake recipes -- my favorite is the classic, older one with sour cream but i use an additional quarter cup of flour and i do not separate the eggs in order to whip the egg whites -- i just add the eggs out of the shell -- you can also eliminate 2-3 yolks without any problem for a more white cake -- be sure you beat the eggs well with the creamed butter & sugar -- this stretches them out and reduces the yellow color --
this makes a wonderful cake that keps very well at room temp -- but does not bounce back completely after it is chilled which limits my choices for using fillings that require refrigeration
This recipe came from a pro on craftsy. It was a chocolate cake. I took out the cocoa and and boiling water. Result: best yellow cake ever! Somehow it tasted really buttery despite no butter. But thin pans will cook a crust so make sure you use thick professional pans. I like the one bowl never dry factor about it.
1¾ cups (210 g) all-purpose flour
• 1¾ (395 g) granulated sugar
• 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
• 1 tablespoon baking soda
• 1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk
• ½ cup (120 ml) vegetable oil
• 2 eggs
• 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Sylvia Weinstocks original yellow butter cake with sour cream is a good one.