I was apprehensive about this recipe, considering the astronomical differences in some of the reviews, but it turned out quite well! I think a lot of the inconsistencies in the way the recipe turns out depends on how you combine the ingredients. Unlike other cake recipes, this one doesn't specify which method to blend everything together!
If you use a mixer to make the cake, it should incorporate enough air to get a super fluffy cake, more like that of a boxed mix. I combined everything by hand (no access to a mixer), and while the flavor was delicious, it was a bit more dense than I expected (more like a cross between a pound cake and a sponge cake). I haven't made a lot of cakes in my day, but this seems like the most obvious reason people might be having trouble (aside from weird oven temps or changing/bad ingredients).
All that aside, the flavor of this cake was delicious! Both the batter and the finished product had a nice, sweet vanilla taste without being overwhelming. I made a double layer cake, and added blackcurrant jam between the top and bottom layers, then topped the cake with dark chocolate ganache. It was a huge hit! My boyfriend, who hates yellow cake, even admitted it was the best one he's ever had!
Was this review helpful?
0 users found this review helpful
I was apprehensive about this recipe, considering the astronomical differences in some of the...