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I need the best white cake recipe ever! I want to impress with a layered b'day cake! Help!

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wolfgangdiva Jan 5, 2010 07:28 PM

Thank you

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    AkL Jan 6, 2010 07:03 PM

    Mixed berry white chiffon cake w almond cream cheese frosting.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

    Make sure you read the directions carefully -- some of the filling goes into the frosting. It takes a good day and a half to make but its awesome.

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      shallots Jan 6, 2010 11:21 AM

      To impress:
      Home made angelfood cake, ten inches tall, bedecked with seven minute frosting.

      1. smokeandapancake Jan 6, 2010 10:49 AM

        I use this one which is from an Amy Sedaris cookbook. People LOVE IT!
        SO do i!
        1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
        1 1/2 cups sugar
        2 eggs
        2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
        2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
        1/4 teaspoon salt
        2 1/2 cups flour
        1 1/4 cups milk
        Amy Sedaris's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
        print a shopping list for this recipe

        PreparationTurn oven on to 375 degrees F.

        Put butter in mixer and beat at medium speed until somewhat smooth. Pour in sugar and beat well. Add 2 eggs. I like to crack the eggs on the side of the bowl while it is moving, which can be really stupid. I like to take chances. Yes, I have had to throw away my batter because I lost eggshells in the mix. Yes, it was a waste of food and yes, I know how expensive butter is, but what can I say? I'm a daredevil. Mix well. Add: vanilla, baking powder, salt, flour, and milk. Beat until it looks like it is supposed to and pour into individual baking cups, until they are about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Should produce 24 cupcakes; I get 18 because I'm doing something wrong, although my cupcakes were voted second best in the city by New York Magazine.

        1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 5, 2010 07:34 PM

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/614961
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/515311
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/389126
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/278099
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/284841

          3 Replies
          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            chowser Jan 6, 2010 11:58 AM

            You are search engine queen! It would be great to have an index of topics with all the threads like that.

            I don't know if this is in any of the threads but my favorite white cake is the one from the Best Recipe. Nice light and fluffy.

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              wolfgangdiva Jan 6, 2010 02:22 PM

              Wow!! Cool! I am going to start reading all of these!! I am so thankful!

              1. re: wolfgangdiva
                goodhealthgourmet Jan 6, 2010 04:37 PM

                happy to help :) i hope you find something in there that works!

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