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post #16 of 18

I would like to try Grace's recipe listed above but I have a few questions.

 

On step 4 it says

"4. In large bow, beat shortening or butter with electric mixer on médium speed 30 seconds.Gradually add sugar, about 1/3 cup at a time., beating well after each addition and scrapping bow ocassionaly.  Beat 2l min longer.  Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  BEat in vanilla.  On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about 1/3 of mixture at a time, add milk, about 1/2 at a time. beating just until blended."

 

is it "beat 2 min longer" 21 seems extreme but one never knows, which is why I am asking :)

 

Is this a fluffy light cake or more dense?

post #17 of 18

Does anyone know how many cupcakes Grace's recipe makes? 

post #18 of 18

You mix the sugar and butter together for 2 minutes to get them mixed well and to incorporate air into it.  (Or at least that's what I think)  I do it with pretty all of my recipes that call for creaming.

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