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Last of the Yellow Cakes

by on April 17, 2010 · 4 comments

yellowcake

I was pretty anxious to test this last yellow cake – and not just because it’s last. I think we’ve had our fill of yellow cake, but at least I now have a go-to recipe. This recipe was the sixth yellow cake tested and what was interesting about it, other than that it was recommended by my […]

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Published on April 17, 2010
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cicake

Over the weekend I baked three different yellow cakes. All were variations on basic 1-2-3-4 cake and of the three, my favorite was Magnolia’s. But I had to move on and decided to try three more recipes which were significantly different than 1-2-3-4 cake. I chose the Cook’s Illustrated Fluffy Yellow cake recipe, a recipe […]

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Published on April 13, 2010
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1234cake

This weekend I had a yellow cake bake-off. Since I don’t have a lot of people to help eat the cakes, I made 3 half batches using recipes from the Magnolia Cafe cookbook, a Carole Walter book, and Paula Deen. All 3 cakes were variations on the old 1-2-3-4 cake which calls for 1 cup […]

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Published on April 12, 2010
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Slice of Cake

I was happy with the Magnolia yellow cake, but interested in trying a few other recipes recommended by people on food forums.   One popular and highly rated cake was Carole Walter’s “Best Yellow Cake”.  I tried the recipe yesterday so I could compare it with Magnolia’s. The Carol Walter cake was similar to Magnolia’s cake, but it called for cake […]

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Published on April 12, 2010
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wholecake

Yesterday, in need of a little baking therapy, I made the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook yellow cake. It was excellent — fine crumbed, moist, soft, and kind of a cross between sponge cake and regular yellow cake.  I liked it so much I decided to make a similar recipe and compare the two back to back. […]

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Published on April 11, 2010
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King Arthur’s Elegant White Cake

by on August 21, 2005 · 8 comments

I don’t make a lot of plain white or yellow cakes, but since it’s Fuzz’s birthday month and since I’ve been practicing making different birthday cakes, it seemed like a good time to try this one. I wish I’d tried sooner. It’s from the King Arthur Flour Company and it’s the perfect white cake. I […]

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Published on August 21, 2005