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post #391 of 412
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Originally Posted by Lizhonig View Post

Thanks! It's an old vanilla buttercream recipe from a Wilton cake decorating course I took back in 1983.


Welcome to Chef Talk Liz !

Do you bake and decorate a lot for family and friends?

:)

 

mimi

post #392 of 412

Would you care to share your recipe for the frosting, Lizhonig?

Thanks

post #393 of 412
Thank you! I used to bake more than I do now. I bake for holidays and special occasions.
post #394 of 412
Sure. Beat together 1 stick softened butter and 2 1/2 cups vegetable shortening. Add one pound confectioners sugar and one tablespoon vanilla extract. Beat slowly and when mixed, beat at medium-high speed 3-5 minutes. Definitely not diet friendly but it tastes great.
post #395 of 412

If I want to make a sheet cake will this be enough batter for full or half sheet?

post #396 of 412

I just took this cake out of the oven and it is the most moist cake ever, I have bought mixes at the store and none compare.  My husband was craving a cake and I located yours on the internet and now I shall make it my own and get all the compliments from the Mr.    I also made the frosting too.

 

 

Thank you so ever much for sharing this with all of us.

post #397 of 412
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Originally Posted by kaneohegirlinaz View Post
 

@flipflopgirl there have been so many folks that have asked the same question of this recipe, 

so I thought that I'd do a little experiment...

 

 

I took down my OXO Good Grip Angled 2 cup measuring cup,

filled it with Whole Milk (generic store brand) to 1 1/4 cup, 

then added to that same measuring cup of milk, 

2 Tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon of Vegetable Oil

(again, generic store brand)

this equaled 1 1/3 cup total...

what do you think sis?

Maybe this will help........maybe not!

The difference between 1 1/4 cup and 1 1/3 cup is 1/12 Cup (one tweleveth cup)

There are 48 teaspoons in a cup.

Therefore, 1/12 cup = 4 teaspoons.

post #398 of 412

If I want to make it with pineapple, do I add the pineapple juice or do I substitue the liquid with the juice?

post #399 of 412
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Originally Posted by andreacheo View Post
 

If I want to make it with pineapple, do I add the pineapple juice or do I substitue the liquid with the juice?

 

Scratch cakes have way less wiggle room than those from the box.

None of the additives that make the box cake nearly indestructible.

If it is juice (not water or syrup) you can sub some of it out with the milk.

Why some and not all?

Milk brings a couple of things to this party.

Yes it thins the batter down but it adds to the overall flavor and texture as well.

 

mimi

 

Curious...what did you end up doing and how did the end product turn out?

 

m

post #400 of 412

Hey Betty,

What is the recipe for this delicious looking chocolate frosting? :chef: 

post #401 of 412

Have you  tried making it with coconut oil?  I would love to try this recipe but need to make my cakes dairy-free.

post #402 of 412

Thanks for the icing recipe, Lishonig!

post #403 of 412
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Originally Posted by Bubbysoo View Post
 

Have you  tried making it with coconut oil?  I would love to try this recipe but need to make my cakes dairy-free.

 

That would be way too much fat (if you are wanting to sub out all of the dairy).

Much better to find a recipe that fits your specific needs.

 

mimi

post #404 of 412
@bubbysoo I would say to sub in full fat coconut milk for the regular milk and sub in coconut oil for butter to see where this takes you. You will be experimenting so it will not turn out exactly like the original recipe so don't get disappointed when it doesn't. This doesn't mean your cake will be bad just different in taste and texture. Might also have to monitor the baking time to ensure you don't over or under bake when subbing ingredients. Good luck and tell us how it turns out if you decide to go for it!! Otherwise do as @flipflopgirl says and find a non dairy recipe to use.
post #405 of 412

Thank you for sharing amazing recipe. Will try it very soon.

post #406 of 412

what a FANTASTIC cake!!! 

I WILL make this cake again!!!!!! Was delightful :)

post #407 of 412
What a pretty cake.
Good job Julie....

mimi
post #408 of 412

Hi, This looks absolutely delicious! Can I make this in a 9x13 baking pan instead of the round? Thanks

post #409 of 412

I wanted to add my voice to the many who have already replied. This recipe works! I needed something for my brother's upcoming birthday. Vanilla/yellow cakes make me so nervous that I tested it ahead of time by making it scaled down 1/6th in a small loaf pan (the math involved was a headache but I'm fairly sure I got it right). It came out lovely, moist, soft, and light. I'm excited to make the full recipe, and hope it will come out as good. Thanks for sharing!!!!

post #410 of 412

Fantastic recipe!  I use powdered vanilla beans and sea salt... wonderful flavor! :)

post #411 of 412

I have to agree with you DD Ranch.  Just checkin this recipe out again, think it's been too long and time now for another go at it.  It is 'that' good:roll: 

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post #412 of 412

Bubbysoo, I made a cake a month ago for a birthday party, that I'd never made before, it wasn't this cake it was from a famous magazine.  I liked the sound of it and the looks of the pics of it but didn't like the sound of all of the ingredients and thought I could do better with my additions subbing for originals.  vegetable oil and coffee cream (1/2&1/2)  were called for and heavy cream as well.  Since the cake wasn't expected, was just doing it out of love for the family, I subbed out my ideas instead of those called for.  Not only was the cake a huge hit, I think it was probably a healthier choice.  I used coconut oil in place of vegetable oil, low fat/light coconut milk and coconut cream.

 

I think you could at least try it, if it doesn't work, you'll know for next time. Be careful with the oil measurement as it's tripped up many including myself.:look:

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