White Cake, Please Help!

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crazycakes2007 Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 8:12pm
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Forgive me for posting here, but I was hoping for many responses and the recipe section was slower...

What is your favorite white cake? I need to start testing for a small 3 tiered white wedding cake with raspberry filling coming up. I'm looking for the most moist option. Many seem too dense (like me)!

1) Shubox coconut cake (most say it's not too coconutty)

2) Whimsical Bake House White Butter Cake

3) Cake Bible White Velvet Butter Cake

4) others?


Raspberry buttercream or raspberry mousse? (worried the mousse will be too soft for a tiered cake) Frosted in IMBC.

Thanks to hmoffett for saying her favorite is the White on White Buttermilk cake from the Pastry Queen Cookbook by Rebecca Rather icon_biggrin.gif I know it's weird that I don't have a great white cake recipe in my pocket, but I'm so partial to chocolate and carrot. icon_redface.gif

Thank you so much for your time!

Cheryl
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RRGibson Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 8:24pm
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I use Martha Stewart's white cake recipe and add a box of white chocolate instant pudding mix. I don't k now if I can post it but I'll see if I can find the link...It's actually a cupcake recipe but people really like it and it works well with fruit fillings...long link....

http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=5f184f93c8901110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=white%20cupcakes&rsc=ns2006_m3

I've heard that the cake bible recipes are a little on the dry side but I haven't tried any of them as of yet. The MS white cake was chosen by my first bride!

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ZAKIA6 Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 8:31pm
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Hi

The Shubox cake is a really good cake - but while the coconut flavor is mellow it is there - just be aware of this.

WBH white cake is good - i will make it again

Cake Bible white cake was good - but doubt if i make it again.

Then there is always the WASC!

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crazycakes2007 Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 9:35pm
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RRGibson, do you add the dry mix and nothing else? Thanks!
ZAKIA6, sorry to be daft, what is WASC? Thanks too for your time! Please, others comment... I would like to test several.

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Candy120 Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 9:42pm
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WASC is White Almond Sour Cream...it is TO DIE FOR!!!! So so so good. It is in the recipe section. It is THE ONLY white cake I make now...It is soooo good. I made it with raspberry filling. I torted the layers and then put the filling in...it was pretty too!! For the filling I used a jar of seedless red raspberry jelly and mixed in a package of raspberry jello (dry)...be sure to put a dam around the edge of your cake about 1" in so it doesn't seep out. I also put a thin, very thin, coat of buttercream on the cake and then the dam, then pour a thin layer of the filling. It is soooo good!!

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Yorkiemum Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 9:54pm
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WASC is White Almond Sour Cream...it is TO DIE FOR!!!! So so so good. It is in the recipe section. It is THE ONLY white cake I make now...It is soooo good. I made it with raspberry filling. I torted the layers and then put the filling in...it was pretty too!! For the filling I used a jar of seedless red raspberry jelly and mixed in a package of raspberry jello (dry)...be sure to put a dam around the edge of your cake about 1" in so it doesn't seep out. I also put a thin, very thin, coat of buttercream on the cake and then the dam, then pour a thin layer of the filling. It is soooo good!!




I too need a raspberry filling. Won't the jello make the jelly grainy? I am going to the store tomorrow to collect my ingredients. Thanks for the help.

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coreenag Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 9:57pm
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I too really like the WASC cake and there are many variations on it as well. I made the WBH white butter cake and it was very tasty! Good luck.

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crazycakes2007 Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 10:06pm
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I found the white almond sour cream cake, and it has cake mix in it? Is that the one? Thank you, though, I need a scratch cake... The WBH is one I will try. I appreciate hearing about that the Shubox cake has coconut there... I won't do that one. Thanks for comments! <<<Cheryl

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RRGibson Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 2:36am
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Yes, just the dry pudding mix. I add it to my dry ingredients.

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RRGibson Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 2:37am
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Yes, just the dry pudding mix. I add it to my dry ingredients.

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miriel Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 2:53am
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Candy120 Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 2:06pm
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Yorkiemum...the jello must dissolve into the jelly because it doesn't make it grainy. Not that I could tell anyway. I just put a real thin layer of the filling, so you can see it, and taste it, but if you put a lot of it, it would be too overpowering, in my opinion.

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hmoffett Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 7:07pm
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If you need the White on White recipe, I can PM it to you icon_smile.gif

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crazycakes2007 Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 8:09pm
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Hmoffett, yes, I would like a white cake recipe that you like... Please pm me. thank you for your trouble! <<<<<<Cheryl

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i_heart_pastry Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 4:55am
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I've made the Shubox decadently moist cake many, many times & it's been perfect each time. I don't taste the coconut once the cake is baked, but it has a wonderful buttery flavor. In fact, my husband hates coconut but loves this cake. It has become my standard white butter cake & so far I haven't been disappointed!

Bec

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crazycakes2007 Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 6:17pm
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Thanks Bec, I won't rule this one out then... Cheryl

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tbittner Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 7:04pm
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I have recently converted to scratch baking and by far my favorite white cake is the White Butter from WBH. It is very moist and the texture is perfect!
I also have taken some raspberry icing fruit
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/SearchResults.aspx?description=icing%20fruit&page=-1
and added it to my butter cream (IMBC) and it was amazing! You do not need a lot of the icing fruit to give it a ton of flavor either! It is not a jelly or jam but more intense flavor.
Best of luck!
Tracy

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Charmed Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 7:36pm
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Can you post the recipe for the Shubox coconut cake?
K

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chefmom Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 7:50pm
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I am glad to see this post. I usually make the white velvet butter cake from the cake bible but have not been totally please with it. I would love to try the white WBH recipe. Would someone PM the recipe please.

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tbittner Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 8:13pm
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The WBH cake is listed in the recipes section here,
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4093-87-WBH-White-Butter-Cake.html
Enjoy!
Tracy

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mareg Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 8:44pm
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With the WASC recipie I have a question. You add the cake mixes dry right then add the 8 egg whites? I'm guessing you dont make up the mixes first then add all the other ingredients? icon_confused.gif I hope i'm not confusing.

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crislen Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 9:00pm
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With the WASC recipie I have a question. You add the cake mixes dry right then add the 8 egg whites? I'm guessing you dont make up the mixes first then add all the other ingredients? I hope i'm not confusing.




Not confusing at all!

You add the cake mixes dry - treat them like you would flour etc. The dry mixes are a "base" and all the other ingredients are added on top of it!

It is a great cake.

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Melody25 Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 9:01pm
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The WASC cake is the dry ingredients. Then you use the mix with the other stuff. You don't make the cake batter then mix everything. I combine all the dry ingredients then add everything else. Less clumps that way.

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GolfAddict Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 9:10pm
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WASC is White Almond Sour Cream...it is TO DIE FOR!!!! So so so good. It is in the recipe section. It is THE ONLY white cake I make now...It is soooo good.




I have read about this one on a lot of posts. Seems to be a favorite of lots.

What does it taste like? Do you taste the almond and sour cream? Or is the SC just there for moistness?

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mareg Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 11:11pm
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Ok thats it I'm making it!!!
It sounds soooo yummy!

What is the consistancy of the cake? Dense like pound cake? or like a regular box mix?

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ladyonzlake Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 11:26pm
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After testing several white cake recipes (scratch ones) I LOVE and use the WBH white butter cake. It's similiar in texture to that of box and it's very moist!
Jacqui

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frindmi Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 11:28pm
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When trying to find a good white cake recipe I realized that i don't like white cake but I still wanted to have a good recipe for my archive. I have tried the WBH recipe and it's OK, not great. The Cake Bible is great when eaten the day off, dry after that. Dede Wilson is not bad and I've heard that the best white cake recipe is the one from Cook's Illustrated. I believed I tried it but still didn't care for the taste, it's probably my not liking white cakes at all. I'm looking forward to trying the Shubox white coconut cake. It sounds delish.

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ceshell Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 11:33pm
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Can anyone add some tips about making the WBH cake? I've tried it twice now and each time it's developed a rather thick "crust" which I had to carve off. I literally just took one out of the oven. Well, one pan didn't release the cake at all so that one was a goner, but the other one crusted on top and also at the edges. My 9" cake will be more like a 7" cake when I'm through with it...

I am wondering if this could involve the step involving folding in the beaten egg whites? I keep reading how popular this cake is, has anyone else found it challenging to bake??

Not trying to hijack the thread here, just figured, if the OP chooses to bake this cake, some tips might help! But since I'm about to rebake of course I have a personal interest at stake too icon_wink.gif .

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ladyonzlake Posted 23 Aug 2007 , 12:18am
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Oh Ceshell I just PM'd you but another tip for you...use parchment paper on the bottom of your pans. You'll always have your cakes release.
Jacqui

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ceshell Posted 23 Aug 2007 , 12:21am
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LOL thanks Jacqui. That was my bad, I used waxed this time - duh!

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