Need Help! Vanilla And White Cake Hunt!

Baking By SoniaMT Updated 16 May 2016 , 2:18am by Singerssoul

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SoniaMT Posted 14 May 2016 , 11:56pm
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I am yet to find a good vanilla Cake and white cake recipe from scratch! I have a great chocolate cake i always use as my base for my cakes but i always am trying different recipes for my vanilla cakes and white cakes. I still haven't found a good one to stick with for my base before infusing different flavors. PLEASE im tired of trying so many recipes and not being satisfied! Most of them are tooo dry or way to dense. I know there are many recipes out there that use box cake mixes, i prefer scratch baking. However, i might just have to try the box cakes since i haven't had any success. 

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-K8memphis Posted 15 May 2016 , 12:10am
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you've got mail -- however the sylvia cake does not go in & out the fridge well -- it's stiffens a bit in the fridge and doesnt' relax back at room temp -- i find most cakes made with butter don't and this is definitely one of them --

so those are all three tried & true for moi -- best baking to you

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carolinecakes Posted 15 May 2016 , 4:27pm
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Hi K8memphis do you mind sharing those recipes, also I am looking for a lemon cake recipe that can go in an out of the fridge. Can any of those recipes be adapted to lemon. Any help really appreciated.

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-K8memphis Posted 15 May 2016 , 4:58pm
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oh for sure -- you've got mail 

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karmen.wong Posted 15 May 2016 , 10:29pm
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I have the same problems!

I am looking for a scratch vanilla cake made with oil. 

If anyone has one I would love to try it out!


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sayhellojana Posted 16 May 2016 , 1:53am
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Most white cake recipes I see are very similar in the ratio of fats/sugars, so you have to make sure you're doing your due diligence assembling it, too. I used to skip over the room-temperature ingredients thing and use cold eggs and milk - but I've noticed a big difference in the texture of the cake so now I always bring my ingredients to room temp. It makes the cake much softer and lighter. 

Serious_Cake's yellow cake recipe uses shortening and is a very reliable, moist and dense scratch cake recipe. It can be flavored just about any way you'd like and will stay moist for several days. 

I recently tried this cake recipe - - and I think the results are great. It's a cake made using the muffin method, which I thought was strange, but it worked great and resulted in a very light and fluffy cake. I've made vanilla, coconut, and almond versions. 

This yellow buttercake is a happy medium of the two above. It's moist and soft, not as dense as the Serious_Cake's recipe and not as light as the goodie godmother recipe.

I hope you find something that works for you! Nothing more satisfying than baking an amazingly good cake from scratch. 

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Singerssoul Posted 16 May 2016 , 2:18am
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I hear the cake boss has an excellent scratch oil vanilla cake recipe.  Oil cakes like the fridge, so in and out with them should not affect it.  I have a go to butter, but have not tried his recipe yet.  But if he is selling it, it might have some merit to it. 

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