How Do You Decide Which Cake Recipe To Use?

Baking By Wildgirl Updated 4 Jul 2011 , 7:12pm by Marianna46

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Wildgirl Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 5:57pm
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Other than chocolate or plain? icon_wink.gif I'm seeing all these wonderful recipes here and now I'm totally overwhelmed at figuring out which to use for that anniversary cake (w/peanut butter filling).
I wish I had time to try them all to get the feel of how each recipe holds up. Can you make any recommendations? I'd like delicious (of course lol!), to work w/the peanut butter, and something that would work with the tier.... maybe the tier doesn't matter since it's supported (I still have tons to learn!)

I was thinking of trying Toba Garrett's moist yellow cake.... but then maybe that wouldn't be the best... I don't know. I want to be experienced enough to just know that "oh, this xyz recipe would be perfect for that". So until then, I'll beg for input from you experts! icon_biggrin.gif

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Marianna46 Posted 4 Jul 2011 , 7:12pm
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I'd been having this same problem, so I started experimenting with some of the recipes in these "Post your best cake recipes" threads:
Believe it or not, the ones I've liked the most so far are the original and chocolate WASC recipes. This came as a big surprise, because I'm basically a scratch baker and don't like cake mixes very much, at least not by themselves. Either one of these would go great with a peanut butter filling (for which there is an incredible recipe in the recipe section here, by the way). I'm a big fan of chocolate with peanut butter, but that original WASC recipe would be very tasty with that filling, too. I made the apple cake in that first thread the other day (grated the apples instead of chopping them, and used a little more cinnamon, but it was very good and very moist) and I think it would go very nicely with a peanut butter filling, too. Best of luck, whatever you decide.

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