Recipe by Janice
"This is a very old recipe. It uses basic items found in most any pantry."
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white sugar, divided
egg yolks, room temperature
egg whites, room temperature
milk, room temperature
mmmm... this is a wonderful cake, & one of my new favorites, I put chocolate icing on mine,
and also used baking soda instead of baking powder
because I ran out but don't think that made too much of
a difference. You must try this cake now it's so great!
And it's fun to make too, with an electric mixer it barely takes
any time, and it looks beautiful when finished and came out of the
pans perfectly too. & 1 more thing, you only have to bake it for 25 min. so it's quite quick. yum!
Although easy and relatively quick, the cake was dry and had little flavor. We did not like it at all and ended up throwing most of it away.
Excellent white cake recipe! After eating this, you'll never want to make another box cake mix again. I'm a novice cake baker and this was very easy to put together and very well worth it.
I really liked this recipe for a classic yellow cake. I let my ingredients come up to room temperature before I started mixing. Next time, I might add an additional egg yolk just for a deeper yellow color. I used two 8-inch cake pans, so I needed to increase the baking time since I had more batter per pan. I started testing the cakes at 25 minutes, and they took about 35-40 minutes. The cake wasn't too dry for me, but next time I may use a soaking syrup for just a little added moistness.
This was one of the best cakes I've ever made. Frosted with milk chocolate frosting (sift together 6 T cocoa with 2 1/2 c powdered sugar, cream 1/2 c butter, add 5 T whole milk or cream, 1 t. vanilla and cocoa/sugar mixture and beat the heck out of it - if too thick, add more milk), it made a lovely birthday cake for my mom. The only thing I added was 1/2 t. salt because I used unsalted butter. The cake flour gives it a fine, soft crumb, so be sure to use it.
This is a very good, very easy recipe. I baked mini cupcakes, for about 7-8 minutes, till just done. The kids LOVED them.
This is a really great cake. My family loved it. It's easy to make and taste rich and light. It has become one of our favorites.
I used this recipe for my dad's birthday cake and filled it with lemon icing also from this site. This is everything you could wish for in a cake. Light, fluffy and moist. It's also easy to make which is always a bonus. Thankyou Janice for a recipe I know I will make many times.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
One - Two - Three - Four Cake II
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 158
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