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Subject: For the second time in my life, I baked a cake from scratch
Ingredients
· 3/4 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening, 140 grams
· 1 1/4 cup sugar , 300 grams
· 2 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted, 300 grams
· 3 teaspoons baking powder, 14 grams
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 8 egg yolks, beaten, 130 grams
· 3/4 cup milk , 180 grams
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 (9-inch) cake pans with shortening and set aside.
Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly alternate adding the egg yolks and milk with the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Add the vanilla and mix well.
Pour into the prepared pans, about 550 grams of batter for each cake. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.

They are baked on on the cooling racks now, no disasters with getting them out of the cake pans.

Next, American chocolate butter cream frosting.

http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/180/Buttercream-Frosting-American

Then I'm going to frost the cake. It will look like a total disaster. /sigh

 

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Subject: For the second time in my life, I baked a cake from scratch
but how does it taste? THAT will be the only thing that REALLY matters to your eaters happy

 

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The cake tasted great not too sweet, buttery, firm. I used a convection oven at 350 and it cooked up excellent with a nice even brown but
I didn't want it to get too brown so I turned it down to 350 after 18 minutes and let it cook until done about
10 more minutes.

The butter cream was just OK. I wanted to try this one because it was the easiest butter cream I have found. The french butter creams use
like 4 egg yolks and two eggs, then you make a simple syrup and drizzle it in the eggs while still hot.

Cook them like you would any custard. I didn't have an instant read thermometer so I cooked them over a double boiler until they coated
the back of my spoon and I could run my finger down the middle and leave a wide track. This part is tricky but I've made a lot of ice cream
and this step isn't any different than ice cream.

 

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Subject: For the second time in my life, I baked a cake from scratch
Great Job... most the stuff I make now is from scratch. The Family likes it more

 

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Subject: For the second time in my life, I baked a cake from scratch
Nice....I hate to bake.  Too damn messy. tongue

 

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Subject: For the second time in my life, I baked a cake from scratch
I'm not a big cake fan, so my "taste buds" aren't that developed ... I've had many a home made cake, and it tastes the same as box to me.

Now icing on the other hand - def prefer making from scratch.

 

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Subject: For the second time in my life, I baked a cake from scratch
I like scratch cakes more because they seem to have more texture than boxed mixes. You can also add any of your own flavors you want quite easily.

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Subject: For the second time in my life, I baked a cake from scratch
I'm with Silver on this one. I will take home made "anything" over store boughten or boxed.

 

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Silverwuf posted:
I like scratch cakes more because they seem to have more texture than boxed mixes. You can also add any of your own flavors you want quite easily.

Silver


*shrug*

I suppose - it holds true for most things - but as I don't like cake period, it doesn't matter lol

 

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Subject: For the second time in my life, I baked a cake from scratch
Cake...my favorite subject.

I prefer using box cakes when I do my cakes, however, you can be creative and dress them up a little with flavors. Especially since you can purchase flavors other than just white, yellow, and chocolate.

My butter cream, well, I don't usually make it with butter. I will if I make chocolate icing. I don't even use eggs in mine. I love my icing, especially with almond flavoring. Yum!!

 

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Subject: For the second time in my life, I baked a cake from scratch
Congratz.

Since the hubby cannot eat wheat products, I spend my LIFE creating wheat-free cakes and thingies for him.

 

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