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Cupcakes with Sylvia Weinstock's classic Yellow

post #1 of 13
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Hello,

Has anyone tried to make cupcakes with Sylvia Weinstock's classic yellow cake recipe?

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
Yes, and mine sucked. I couldn't get them to turn out.

That is my go-to vanilla cake but I don't use it for cupcakes.

I think if you search the forums you can find threads where people discuss how to make the recipe work for cupcakes though, if I remember correctly!
post #3 of 13
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Thanks!!!
post #4 of 13

just made some cupcakes with this Sylvia Weinstock Yellow Cake recipe today. I used the recipe with the cup of sour crème, not the recipe with the cup of milk.

They took almost 25 minutes at 350 f. to cook, just until they got a touch of color on the edges when the skewer said they were done.

 

They were slightly domed when they came out of the oven, but within a minute or two they flattened out. I like flattened cupcakes (but It did cause me to wince when I saw them shrink.) The cakes were very soft and tender, very light weight.  They tasted like vanilla custard ice cream, smelled nice also.  They'll get a top off with some SMBC tomorrow and I'll get some taste test feedback soon.

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post #5 of 13

impatience got the best of me.      I froze a couple for a few hours, thawed, put a blob of SMBC on top and taste tested.  The freezing did the cupcake some good IMO.  It firmed it up just enough that I could hold the cupcake without it feeling like it was going to collapse in my hand, yet it was still soft with a tender mouth feel.

 

I'll add another tsp. of vanilla next time.   It's that vanilla custard ice cream flavor that I like in a cake like this.  It would go so good with caramel, or strawberry. maybe even a soft milk chocolate. ( Hope my guinea hens like it.  testing soon.)

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post #6 of 13
I've tried it twice and they tasted heavenly, but for some reason the cupcake liners kept pulling away. Never had that happen on another recipe. Also to me this cake is a little light for cc's. I feel like people will feel like they're getting a couple of bites of air and not enough cake, you know what I mean? Delicious, though.
post #7 of 13

idea pour any of vous

 

add one quarter cup flour for a much better/sturdier but still lovely/fluffy result--

 

i wouldn't make it any other way --

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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by howsweet View Post

I've tried it twice and they tasted heavenly, but for some reason the cupcake liners kept pulling away. Never had that happen on another recipe. Also to me this cake is a little light for cc's. I feel like people will feel like they're getting a couple of bites of air and not enough cake, you know what I mean? Delicious, though.

 

Yes, howsweet, I know exactly what you mean, as you described it perfectly.

 

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idea pour any of vous

 

add one quarter cup flour for a much better/sturdier but still lovely/fluffy result--

 

i wouldn't make it any other way --

 

I'm going to try this again Kate, and I'll add the 1/4 cup of cake flour for cupcakes.

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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by JaeRodriguez View Post

"......That is my go-to vanilla cake but I don't use it for cupcakes....."

 

It just occurred to me that if it works so well in regular sized cakes :cake: :cake:, perhaps Jumbo sized cupcakes would work better than standard sized cupcakes.  Along with the added flour, the larger size would give a little bit more chance for some structure. 

 

♦ I'm not giving up on the cupcake idea yet, love 'em too much myself.  And I couldn't stop licking the bowl before I washed it, this batter is super scrumptious yummy.♦

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post #10 of 13

It took a few months to get around to this but it worked well on the jumbo cupcakes today.  Still did not puff up but, boy o boy do they taste great, even without icing.

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post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post
 

idea pour any of vous

 

add one quarter cup flour for a much better/sturdier but still lovely/fluffy result--

 

i wouldn't make it any other way --

 

-K8memphis.......you are right about the extra flour ;-D

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post #12 of 13
awesome -- I typoed the recipe once way back when and I've been making it wrong ever since --

I'm really glad it worked for you 🙌
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post #13 of 13

Serendipity.  the accidental discovery of something pleasant, valuable, or useful especially in the kitchen.

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