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koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2103)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 1:32 PM

A RECIPE FOR YELLOW CAKE?

Hi all!
Fred's birthday is coming up and he has requested a yellow cake baked from scratch. I like to bake, so this is mostly a good idea. Incredibly, although I have many cookbooks, I do not have a recipe for yellow cake.

Any bakers out there willing to share?

Thanks in advance! Katy

christiansinger
Christiansinger  (Level: 93.7 - Posts: 61)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 2:30 PM

Katy,
Go to this site and put yellow cake in the search box. I have not used the yellow cake recipe, but I have used others from this cookbook and they were all great.

http://www.northpole.com/Kitchen/Cookbook/

I hope your cake turns out great, and that Fred loves it!

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 2:32 PM

My husband is also named Fred, and he too has many requests.

This one is pretty simple and comes out well each time I have use it.

1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
3 tsp baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/8 tsp or 1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C?). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan or three 8 or 9 inch round layer cake pans.
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy and smooth. Add vanilla.
Separate the eggs and set the egg whites aside. Add the egg yolks one at a time to the creamed mixture, beating after each one.
Combine baking powder into the flour, sift a little of the flour into the creamed mixture. Continue adding the flour and the milk alternately, while continually beating the mixture. Beat the cake batter until a few air bubbles show.
Beat the 4 egg whites with a dash of salt until stiff. Gently fold egg whites into the batter. Pour batter into prepared pan(s).
Bake approximately 25 to 35 minutes, toothpick test it if unsure.

Hope this helps, take a picture and let me know how it goes.



jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 2:42 PM

Erin - so you use regular flour rather than cake flour?

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6055)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 2:59 PM

Thanks, Erin, for the recipe. I copied and printed it. I've used different yellow cake recipes, but this one sounded like a good one. Thanks, again!


The North Pole website also has good recipes.

Marilyn...

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 3:17 PM

Cake from scratch? Why?

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 3:18 PM

I don't usually buy anything other than all purpose flour, but I'm sure if you have cake flour it would only make things better. Hopefully flour prices will go back down or no more baked goods for anyone!

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 3:19 PM

Eesus, come to TN, I will bake you a cake, then you will know why from scratch.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 4:18 PM

You're such a flirt.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3301)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 5:54 PM

Hey, I just found this recipe for yellowcake:

Yellowcake
A yellow powder that is mostly uranium. Yellowcake is produced by pouring crushed uranium ore into an acid which dissolves the uranium. The acid is drained from the crushed ore and dried, leaving a yellow powder called yellowcake.

Probably not what you want to make, huh?

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 6:05 PM

If you ever want ot try a super moist cake ,either Chocolate or Yellow try this:

1 Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Butter recipe Cake Mix (Or Yellow Cake Mix)
1 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise
1 cup water
3 large eggs
2 cans Betty Crocker chocolate frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 round cake pans.

Beat dry cake mix, mayonnaise, water, and eggs together for 4 minutes. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool slightly then remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

Frost and fill cooled layers with Betty Crocker chocolate (or Vanilla) frosting.

Dont follow the box recipe ,use the above recipe.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2103)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 7:52 PM

Thanks, everybody! I'll let you know how it goes! Photo to come soon.

Lodi ... I'm much closer to you. C'mon over and have fresh cake from scratch!

Katy

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2103)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 8:22 PM

Hmmmmm. Here is the cake from Christiansinger's link


2 1/4 Cups Sifted Cake Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound ( 2 sticks) sweet butter, room temperature
2 Cups Sugar
4 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 Cup Sour Ice Cream
4 Large Egg Whites


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter and line two 8 x 3 inch baking pans or one 12 x 3 pan with parchment. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy and light color, about 2 minutes on medium speed. Add the sugar and continue to mix until fluffy and light. Add the egg yolks. one at a time, being sure each is well incorporated before adding the next one. Add the vanilla. Reduce the mixture speed to low and add the dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour. Be sure the mixture is completley blended. In a separate bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the batter with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and smooth with a rubber spatula. Bake in preheated oven, 60 minutes for the 12-inch square pan or 45 to 50 minutes for the 8-inch pan. The top of the cake should be nicely browned. Test for doneness with a skewer or a toothpick. The tester should come out dry and clean.


I think the "sour ice cream" in the ingredients is actually sour cream. It was good for a laugh, though. The recipes are otherwise very similar.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6055)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 9:14 PM

Thanks, for clearing that up, Katy! I thought it must be sour cream, since I'd never heard of sour ice cream.

Marilyn...

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 9:31 PM

allrecipe.com is a great site to find recipes. The recipes listed are from homes not chefs and restaurants and have been rated, etc. by the people who contribute and/or check out its recipes. I look there often when I'm tired of the same old thing.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Fri, 25th Apr '08 9:36 PM

I'm a big fan of epicurious.com


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