Recipe by Larisa Townsend
"This is a very simple moist white cake. It works best if all of the ingredients are at room temperature."
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I've made this cake several times & I always get rave reviews. Here are some changes I've made though....
Add 1/2 tsp. salt
Add 1/8 Lemon extract
Add 1-2 tsp. Almond extract
I add the above in addition to the tablespoon of vanilla.
I've also tried a flower nail in the middle to see if it cooks quicker. I'll let you know. A moist yummy dense cake!
I was initially optimistic when I read the ingredient list for this recipe, however, it was a bit of a disappointment. To its credit, it was a very moist dense cake. The things that I didn't like were that it had very little flavor if any, it was more of a pound cake than a cake, and I think the leavening is a little off of the ideal. At any rate, I think that this recipe could be really good with some slight alteration but as written, it isn't there yet.
I am making my own wedding cake and thought I would try a few out for the big day. I love this cake so much. Not too sweet, super easy to make anyone can make it. The cooking time is pretty exact, and it is super moist. Now I just have to find the perfect icing. I gave it 5 stars, i just love it.
Okay, to be fair to this cake I am amending my original review, but am only increasing the rating to 4 stars because of the need to revise the recipe. I made this cake again with a few additions based on what others have suggested (1/8 tsp. lemon extract, 1 tsp. almond extract, and 1/2 tsp. salt). Those additions made a huge flavor improvement upon the original recipe. I found that this cake bakes up beautifully in several different sized cake pans, but didn't do as well in cupcake form. It is also very sweet (similar to cotton candy in taste) and very dense, but it cuts beautifully and stays moist for a couple of days. I can understand why others have described it as being Pound Cake-like, but that's not completely accurate.... pound cakes are indeed heavy and moist, but they also have an incredibly silky texture, and a delicately sweet buttery flavor that just melts in your mouth - this cake is nothing like a pound cake.
I made this cake for my brother's wedding 2 weeks in advance (froze it right out of the oven) and the ENTIRE cake got eaten (not a matter of servings - there was plenty). I got SO many compliments on this cake. I put the Rolled Buttercream fondant over top of Buttercream Icing submitted by Sharon G. - It was PHENOMENAL. Thanks for a great success!
This was a nice cake. I have been testing lots of different white cakes to decide what I'd like to use for my wedding cakes. This is one of the finalists! It has a nice sweet flavor that's not overly sweet. My only complaint was that I had a crusty top. After the cake was leveled it didn't matter, but that was just a small annoyance. Oh and I did add an additional 1/4 tsp almond extract which tasted great!
the texture is similar to pound cake. i like it because it is easier to cut whereas the other cakes i tried tend toi crumble more when i cut them. the flavor is bland, so i added 1/4 tsp. orange extract and 1/4 tsp. almond extract. it was great!
This cake was nothing like wedding cake at all. It was way too dense and not very light as wedding cake should be. This cake is more like a pound cake and would be good baked in a smaller pan like a pound cake or no yeast bread. The cake doesn't taste too bad but it most certainly is nothing like wedding cake.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 102
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