Do you have a good homemade cake Recipe?

Canada
June 22, 2007 1:20pm CST
Does anyone have a really good homemade cake recipe that would be willing to share? I love to make things from scratch but so far I have not found a recipe that is that great. Or it is possible I am doing something wrong? That could be a possibility; can anyone have ideas of what I could be doing wrong? Maybe it is the flour? I always use all purpose; is that okay?
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@smileonstar (4012)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I work at the barkey shop, so might know most of the flour. well each cake has different taste and different flour to use. Do you know what is all purpose flour mean? To us here, all purpose flour is use for Croissant, and table flour (means you use that flour to spread on the table to bake Donuts). I dont bake donuts but I bake croissant and Pud'N Cream Cake. If you are interesting with this Pud'N Cream cake, you have to find flour called Pund'N Cream cake or Cake MIX (regular cake mix) small tray (4lb of cake mix) One big cup of hot water Half of big cup of vegetable oil 5-7 eggs small piece of Butter Mix all those for 15 minutes Spread those on a flat tray bake it at 285 F for 45 minutes. However, you have to see if the cake still soft in the middle then you have to add another 15 minutes in the oven. I hope you enjoy this homemake cake
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• Canada
28 Jun 07
This sounds delicious! I tended to use all purpose flour for everything. It is all purpose right? I figure that is my problem with homemade cakes. Or I thought so but really I can't seem to bake a good home made cake. Is it possible baking powder and baking soda go bad? Or maybe they are not suppose to go in cake flour? I have cake flour in my cupboard that has been there a year now. I just couldn't bring myself to attempt any more cakes. Should I throw it out and start fresh?
• United States
28 Jun 07
I dont use to use old flour, fresh thing is always taste good,so it is really up to you... I hope you like the cake
• Canada
23 Jun 07
I have a few good cake recipes to make a cake from scratch . I have good recipes for chocolate, pound and a white or yellow cake. I don't have cut and paste privileges yet so I am going to send them to you via email . You can post them later in this discussion to share with others if you would like. There are many reason why a cake might not not turn out. It could be too little or too much flour, it cold be the oven temperature. You have to consider what is wrong with the cake and then look at the different factors.
• Canada
28 Jun 07
Thanks I look forward to getting the recipes! Yes I tend to not measure properly so that is a factor for sure. I always think oh why should a little bit more or less matter but I guess it does.
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
23 Jun 07
Here is a simple cake recipe: 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.
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• Canada
28 Jun 07
This one for sure I should try! I will let you know!
@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
28 Jun 07
Last week on the Internet to find the information, try to do the one, but failed.
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• Canada
1 Aug 07
Searching the internet for recipes is fun but I think sometimes people don't write the recipe out correctly! Have you ever thought that. I made cookies once from a recipe on line and it called for 1 pound of butter. Okay actually this is stupid on my part I should of known better but I was determined to follow the recipe because I am forever saying no this is to much of this or not enough of this. So I followed the recipe and what a disgusting recipe it was with 1 pound of butter.
@nmw2005 (1197)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Fudge Chocolate Cake: 2 cups flour 1/34 cups sugar 3/4 cup cocoa 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup butter - very soft 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup water 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla Mix the dry ingredients together. Add all remaining ingredients. Mix medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl down to blend. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Spread into grease and floured round cake pans (can use 9x13 pan). bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until done. Cook 5 minutes. Remove and cool on rack.
• Canada
1 Aug 07
This sounds like a great choice for my next chocolate craving. Do you eat this when you are craving chocolate?
@maferick (1582)
• Brazil
28 Jun 07
I love to make and eat cakes! - i love cake's recipes,they are always a good choice for desserts;)
i have a good and easy recipe for you,hope you like it;) EASY HOMEMADE CAKE 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. butter nut flavor 2 sticks butter 2 c. self-rising flour 1-1/4 c. sugar 1/2 to 1 c. milk Mix all ingredients together in order listed. Makes two thick round layers or 3 thin ones. Bake in 350 degree oven. Can top with chocolate icing or fruit (crushed pineapple, etc.) hmmm..;)
• Canada
1 Aug 07
Okay now were talking! Easy is just the recipe for me!
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
23 Jun 07
It all depends. The regular shortening type cakes don't work for me either. I think you need cake flour in them. I usually make sponge cakes and they are quite successful. This is a good recipe. Best Sponge Cake 1 c sifted cake flour (or you can use unbleached flour minus a tablespoon) 6 egg whites at room temperature 1/4 tsp salt 6 egg yolks 1 tsp grated lemon (optional) 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1 cup fine sugar Beat egg whites in a large clean mixing bowl until stiff but not dry. Add salt and sugar a tbsp at a time while beating at high speed for two minutes. Place egg yolks in a small mixing bowl and beat at high speed until thick and lemon colored and add lemon rind and juice and beat one min. longer. Fold beaten egg yolk over egg whites with rubber scraper. Sift flour evenly over egg mixture about 1/4 c at a time, folding in lightly but thoroughly after each addition. Pour into ungreased round pan or tube pan. Smooth top of batter carefully. Place in oven at 325 degrees or 1 hour. Turn cake upside down to cool. Serve with whipped cream and strawberries if in season or sift icing sugar over the top when cool.
• Canada
1 Aug 07
Yum for Sponge Cake. I really am going to try this recipe! Isn't it sponge cake that is a good choice for a truffle?