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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fluffy Yellow Cake - Annie's Eats

I have a cake decorating class I'm going to tonight, and they asked us to bring a 9x13 cake, so I used the opportunity to try out another recipe.  This one is yellow and not white like I want, but if the flavor is awesome I'd go with yellow.  Problem is, I won't get to taste until after the class. :)

I followed the recipe from Annie's Eats exactly for her fluffly yellow layer cake.  This wasn't the easiest of recipes because of all the room temp ingredients and the egg white whipping.  I thought the cake had decent flavor, it was a bit mild.  But again, I think it was too dry.  One good note, the cake held up really well to cutting and carving in the cake class.  A lot of people's cakes that they brought turned into crumbly messes, but mine held it's shape very well.  Just isn't what I'm looking for in my final cupcake selection though.

Even though I'm not frosting the cake I wanted to try out another frosting recipe today too.  I did a Swiss Meringue Buttercream from Beantown Baker.  Annie's Eats has a very similar recipe that I may try out as well.  With this one, I think I got the egg white mixture too hot in the beginning and it never formed "stiff peaks" like it was suppose to.  But I went ahead and added the butter just to see what happened and it actually turned out fantastic!  It's a really stiff, yet creamy, frosting.  Just what I want.  And this version is not sweat at all, which is what Kahly wants.  It's pretty buttery, but I guess that's to be expected.  It will pipe beautifully.  I am going to try the other swiss meringue recipe just to see if there is any difference, but it looks like I might finally have a frosting that will work! Yeah!

2 comments:

D said...

i HAVEN'T TRIED THEM BUT HERE'S PIONEER WOMAN'S VANILLA CUPCAKE RECIPE- http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/04/basic-vanilla-cupcakes-with-vanilla-cream-cheese-icing/
sORRY Silas kicked my caps key. hands are too full to retype.

D said...

And her fave frosting though she says it has a light whipped texture so maybe not what you are looking for. She recently posted a red velvet sheet cake recipe too.- http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen-blog/2010/03/a-tasty-recipe-thats-the-best-frosting-ive-ever-had/

I love reading your results!

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