Recipe by Carol
"This is a lovely cake for special occasions. A lovely blend."
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sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups
I made this for my mother's 85th birthday. It's a BIG cake, but a great choice for a special occasion! The only suggestion I would make would be to add a little yellow food coloring to the "gold" layers. Mine didn't come out very yellow. I used a whip cream type frosting and it was wonderful! Everyone LOVED it! It is a very magestic creation. Definitely worth the effort.
Maybe it was just me, but I followed this recipes to a T. The mix wouldnt pour so I added more milk (making it 1 cup for each of the batters instead of 2/3 cup). Also, the four layers were short and too much. I recommend just making two layers..putting all of the gold in one and all the silver in another.
I didn't like this one very much. I tried making it twice and it just didn't turn out. Very dry. This could be my fault. I don't have a flour sifter, so I just fluff the flour in a bowl with a fork for 10 minuites or so. Maybe I'll try it again when I get a sifter.
Really yummy, but HUGE! Needs to be in at least 9" pans; the 8" ones I used made it the size and shape of a top hat!
A very rich cake. Lovely with a frosting of cream (~ 1 pint) whipped with 1 tablespoon brown sugar or treacle.
I thought this was a very lovely cake. It tasted great and the layers were nice and even. Only complaint was that the gold cake was barely yellow.
The batter for this cake was very difficult to work with. When it came out of the oven, the layers were so crumbly that three of the four fell apart trying to get them onto the cooling rack.
While tasty, this cake was so difficult to manage (even for a non-novice baker) that I will not use this recipe again.
I love this recipe!I have just got a new recipe box for christmas, and this is the first recipe in it!This recipe deserves a five, for sure!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Gold and Silver Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 158
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