Kiddle Family - November 2012

Thursday, 16 June 2011

2 of my favorite cake recipes

Okay, I thought I'd share with you 2 of my favorite cake recipes.

First one is a Vanilla Cake.
I've made several vanilla cakes completely from scratch, but the one that everyone usually prefers is this one. I even had a taste test one time, where I made several cakes and the one that everyone liked, you guessed it, was this one. It's not a scratch cake. It's an altered cake mix. So much easier. And this cake bakes a little denser, so it seems like I made if from scratch.

Vanilla Cake
1 vanilla cake mix (I usually use Betty Crocker's french vanilla)
1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. egg whites (about 3 eggs)
1 1/3 c. liquid (1/2 c. milk, the rest water)
1 tsp. extract (I prefer coconut, but you can use almond or any other flavor)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Mix together well. Bake at 350F.
Okay, and I'm not going to list how long, because it depends on whether you're making cupcakes or cakes. And even cakes, it depends on if you're using even-bake strips or not.
If that frustrates you, just look on the box and go by that, but check it near the end and decide if it's done or not. I know, you're really loving me right now.

Oh, and I thought I'd mention that you can substitute all the liquid for coconut milk and add a can of crushed pineapple (drained), that's pretty yummy. Or, sometimes I've even been known to throw strawberries (usually frozen bagged ones that have been thawed) into the batter before mixing too. It's really flexible.

Okay, I'm not a chocolate cake fan. I usually chose not to eat it, but this next recipe, is for a chocolate cake and it's really good. And that's saying a lot for a non-chocolate cake lover. I'll even find that sometimes I'll eat several cupcakes of this recipe and enjoy it. Whenever I've made this for someone else, they've always loved it....

1 Bowl Chocolate Cake

2 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. oil
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix together and beat for 2 minutes. Then add
1 c. boiling water
Mix well. **This batter will be very runny! Almost like soup, just so you're not worried.**

Bake at 350F too. Keep an eye on it cause you don't want them to be undercooked.
This cake is good with a mint buttercream (my favorite) or sometimes with a peanut butter filling (my sister makes that). So many different things you can do. Experiment a little.

And lastly, I just thought I'd mention what my favorite icing recipe is..... the recipe that's on the back of the Roger's Icing Sugar bag. That's right. It's the easiest and I actually like it the best. I've made several types of recipes and this is my favorite. For anyone that doesn't have Roger's icing sugar, I'll post the actual recipe later.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting these! I have your chocolate cake recipe already, but your vanilla cupcakes are always so good!