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Feb 23, 2009 07:38 AM

Back from Austin & in search of "pink cake" recipe - moved from Austin board

My boyfriend grew up in Austin & we now vacation there with his young children & family. Every trip we buy as much pink cake as we can to consume & this year to freeze for our winter withdrawls.
Does anyone know the recipe "Joes bakery" uses or any similar recipes. This is the yellow cake with thin pink frosting.
If anyone can help us with our "fix" I would truly appreciate it.

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  1. Could you be thinking of "pan dulce"? If so, check out this recipe at Joy the Baker:

    ¬°bueno suerte!

    1. Thank you for the recipe for "pan dulce", however this recipe I am searching for is an actual sheet cake. It's deep maize yellow at this bakery, (our preference) but sometimes looks like a yellow box cake color. The icing is thin & a "pepto bismul" pink color & very smooth. It is sold by the piece in stores & at the bakery, ( a 4x4 inch) square.
      Thank you for your time. If you can't help with thr recipe, perhaps the proper name would be helpful. My boyfriend & his family have always called it pink cake. :~ )

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      1. re: Teresa48188

        i know exactly what you are talking about-- i have even seen it in the HEB bakery.
        but, they just call it "cake" so that isn't much help!

        and yes, the thin icing looks just like pepto bismol!

      2. According to the Mi Tierra website (it's that famous restaurant/bakery in San Antonio), it's also called pastel para los ninos. That being said, I have no idea how to make it or where to find a recipe. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

        1. I used to get Pink Cake from La Victoria Bakery on Burnet Road. As far as I could tell, this was a box mix cake and Sysco white frosting with Pink food color. You can see right into the baking area at La Victoria. I've seen the large tubs of white Sysco Frosting and the boxes of cake mix on the shelf.

          I have doubts that Pink Cake is a scratch recipe.

          This reminds me of when I was little my Mom would always make Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting for our birthdays. I loved that cake! When I had kids, I asked my sister for my Mom's Yellow Cake recipe and she laughed. She said I could find it on aisle 4 at HEB in the Duncan Hines box. Oh was still a good cake and I have great memories of enjoying it on my birthday!

          1. 2 cups of flour
            3 eggs
            1/2 oil
            cup of milk
            cup of sugar
            2 teaspoon of baking powder
            bake at 350

            icing pink food color confectioners sugar