Saturday, October 20, 2012

Basic White Cake



This months cake selection was entirely up to me! I had planned to do the Coconut cake with the custard butter cream, but things got a little stressful for me this week. I had to choose another cake to go with the ingredients I already had in my pantry. A little disappointed about having to choose another cake.
So basically this recipe is a basic white cake that pairs well with any filling. I liked the flavor and texture of the cake, I think adding almond extract would bring it to the next level. I used a whipped topping with a peanut butter chocolate Ganache drizzle. The cake tastes pretty much like box cake mix. Just a slight dryer, I might try adding some oil to the batter to make it a little more moist.
This was also our last recipe from "The Cake Book". Next month we start baking from a new book. Visit my blog next month for the reveal of our new book and first recipe.





8 comments:

Joy (Yesterfood) said...

I really like white cake! Thanks for your hint of maybe adding a little more oil. The cupcakes are so pretty!

Paloma said...

Yes, like Joy said... thanks for the tip... I know I'll be trying this white cake recipe some time so I will add the extra oil you mentioned! Your cupcakes look adorable!

Becca said...

Even if the cakes are dry, they still look really pretty. I like a cake that you can doctor up into anything and pair it with any topping :)

Emily said...

White? really?

Page 134... egg whites only!!! Awesome!

Bookmarked!

Katie said...

They look so professional. Love the sound of the light almond flavoured cake and the peanut butter frosting. Yum :)

Kelly-Jane said...

It really is white too! Your cupcakes look yummy :)

Cucina49 said...

I love how you've decorated them. I don't have a good white cake recipe in my arsenal, so will keep this one in mind.

Maranda said...

What a wonderfully simple cake to end the year with. I too had to choose a different cake than I originally wanted. It's tough, but your end result is still lovely. Congratulations.