berry pies, as is my son. (It must be a guy thing.) Moi? Cake, for sure. A moist slice of cake (or a good cupcake) is one of my guilty pleasures. My
I'm still searching for the "Ultimate Moist White Cake". I've already found my favorite chocolate cake recipe, that is moist and my go-to recipe. If you check my recipe index, you'll see that I've posted several towering cake recipes, from Coconut to Strawberry to Cherry to a Guinness Chocolate Cake. What's missing is a recipe for yellow cake. Until now...
Sure cake mixes are always on sale, and they're generally pretty good. But making a cake, from scratch, isn't that difficult to do-- and it gives me a sense of gratification that I was in control of what ingredients I used. I hear that White Lily flour is popular, but I've never seen it in my part of California. I've recently become a fan of self-rising flour, ever since King Arthur Flour introduced their unbleached version. (I still can't find it at my grocery store, but I buy it online.)
This recipe is very easy to make, and I've made it more than once. I can assure you that it's going to become my trusty recipe, and it's very versatile. It's a non-fussy recipe that doesn't involve a lot of sifting, folding of egg whites or anything like that. It's pretty basic-- self-rising flour, eggs, whole milk, sugar and butter flavor. Let's talk about "butter flavor". I have grown fond of LorAnn Buttery Sweet Dough Bakery Emulsion, which I use in most of my baked goods, so that's the ingredient that I keep on hand.
The first time I made this recipe, I adapted it to bake cupcakes.
scones or biscuits very user friendly!
Strawberry season begins in Spring, but lasts well through August, in my part of the Salinas Valley. I just purchased a new mini bundt cake pan, and decided to use the same yellow cake recipe for strawberry shortcake.
really good baking spray. The mini bundts popped right out of the pan-- whew! The baking time was about 15 minutes; I used the toothpick method to check for doneness.
The recipe source/credit goes to Bakerella. A printable recipe card is at the end of this post.
NOTE: I have been very scarce, since June. Most of my regular readers/followers know that I had a total knee replacement. My recovery has been more difficult than I anticipated. The good news is that I'm continuing with physical therapy, and that all the surgery pain and discomfort is gone. I'm still not walking at 100% (meaning, I've still got a limp), but I have enough strength to stand long enough to cook simple recipes. It'll be a few more weeks before I can make recipes that requires more work/time-- but it's coming! Thank you for all of your encouragement.