Vanilla Cake Recipe From Scratch

Baking By graceland52 Updated 5 Mar 2016 , 9:36am by graceland52

graceland52 Posted 4 Mar 2016 , 6:07pm
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I need a vanilla cake recipe which has fine crumbs with moist dense texture and can hold up to multiple layers. Suggestions?

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julia1812 Posted 4 Mar 2016 , 6:14pm
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This is what I use

graceland52 Posted 4 Mar 2016 , 7:31pm
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Thanks. Will try tomorrow 

Pastrybaglady Posted 4 Mar 2016 , 9:52pm
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I've been collecting vanilla cake recipes for a while now. Last month I baked like 5 different vanilla recipes.  Each had subtle differences of taste and texture.  I gave them to my family to taste and note their comments.  Sometimes there's not just one perfect cake but you could imagine the different cakes being better with one flavor of buttercream as opposed to another. There is no substitute for trial and error.  One person's go to is another's "that's gross".

Jinkies Posted 4 Mar 2016 , 11:00pm
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So true @Pastrybaglady ‍ I drive hubby nuts because I'm always trying new recipes.  After millions of recipes and dollars, I think I'm gonna stick to my vanilla sponge for tiers and a butter cake for carving.  You can really make yourself insane looking for the perfect recipe.

Pastrybaglady Posted 5 Mar 2016 , 1:09am
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I can say if you want a fine crumb and dense texture find a recipe that uses reverse creaming.  

graceland52 Posted 5 Mar 2016 , 1:16am
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What is that?

Pastrybaglady Posted 5 Mar 2016 , 2:37am
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It's here you cream the butter with the dry ingredients (sugar, flour, leavening, salt) until you get a sandy texture and then you add the milk and eggs.

graceland52 Posted 5 Mar 2016 , 9:36am
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Thank you. I looked it up. 

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