Cakes from scratch never work for me. They are dense. But this time when using this recipe as exact as I could, the cake turned out wonderful. It rose and looks beautiful. I even cut the recipe in half so it serves the purpose of a little birthday celebration for 3 of us. it is cooling right now. The batter was lovely even though I absent mindedly added 1/8 teaspoon too much of the baking powder and forgot to put the sugar in until the very end of mixing.
I disregarded the reviews that said the cake was dry - mistake! I followed the recipe exactly but my cakes didn't really rise and were quite dry. The flavor was fine, but I'm not making this again. One of the few Fine Cooking receipes that was a failure.
Made this cake and while the flavor was ok, it came out quite dense not at all like the picture, not sure what I did wrong, I've done other cakes before that came out quite well. Will try again but felt really bad wasting the ingredients on the first one.
Used this recipe for the Orange Marmalade Layer Cake that I wanted to make for our family Christmas party. After reading the reviews referencing dryness, I was worried about using this one. It came out perfect! It was nicely moist and had a good crumb and no one was looking for a drink to wash it down. Whether someone wanted a slab or just a sliver of a slice, it held up great. It was sweet enough for the kids but not too sweet for the adults.
Love, Love, Love this cake. It is as impressive presentation wise as it is taste wise (minus the sweetness which is another reason why I love it).
However... my cakes don't ever rise enough to be able to cut in half. I've made this cake 3 times and always the same. Any ideas why?
I have made this cake several times and it has been delicious every time and never dry. I even make cupcakes out of this recipe which also came out perfectly. This is my go to vanilla cake recipe.
I made this cake from the sweet cakes special edition with raspberry and chocolate buttercream. Overall I thought the cake was easy to make and was so excited about it, I was making for my mother-in-laws's birthday. Sadly it seemed very dry and slid apart on the way. I was able to repair the damage, but again the cake had a dry texture. I followed the recipe exactly, even making sure everything was at room temp, which i typically don't do. Not sure what went wrong. I did bake the cakes the night before to assemble the next day, and wrapped as instructed.
This is the First Vanilla Butter Cake that i ever made and it came out really well!!
Thanks for sharing this recipe.
This is the easiest and tastiest white cake I have EVER made....so GOOD!
Kind of dry. I baked it in 8 inch pans for exactly 30 minutes, so I don't think it was overbaked. The flavor was good and the layers were beautiful, but I needed a sip of milk with every bite.
The pan size was my only substitution.
The best Vanilla Butter Cake.