cake flour recipe and new kitchen aid mixer
Posted: 15 February 2009 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello everyone,

I have never posted before and ask that you forgive any mistakes of manners. I do have a couple of questions about a cake I just tried to bake successfully and failed. I do not typically use cake flour; I tried a Martha’s butter cake. Now that I am retired, I have decided to learn how to use this new KA commercial mixer I have had for a while.

I followed the directions and attempted to adapt mixing times and textures against my mixer because there can be over baking. But, the cake fell in the middle and was cooled before I took it out of the pan. I only opened the oven once after the time expired; but it was still not cooked through until another 4 minutes.

Any suggestions or directions are most appreciated. The cake did taste very well according to my husband!

Many thanks!

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Posted: 16 February 2009 08:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hello everyone,

Thank you for being so prompt. I was not ignoring your replies; we have a sick sweet rescue Sheltie that required care. He is dying and I am crying. I tried to bake the cake to cheer up my husband. TMI perhaps, sorry.

I use cake testers like I have for over 40 years, and while my 10 year old oven is a tad antiquated, I have a trust internal oven thermometer. In addition, I only opened the oven once after 40 minutes and then had to continue baking since the center was a tad moist.

Here is the recipe:

Yellow Butter Cake

Ingredients
Makes one 9-inch Square Cake
?2 sticks (16 tablespoons) melted unsalted butter, plus more for pan
?2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self rising), plus more for dusting
?1 1/2 cups sugar
?1 tablespoon baking powder
?1/2 teaspoon salt
?3 eggs
?3/4 cup milk
?2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch square cake pan. Line bottom with parchment paper; butter parchment. Dust pan with flour, and tap out excess. Sift cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
2. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla to flour mixture. Mix on low speed until almost combined. Mix in the melted butter. Raise speed to medium. Mix until smooth, about 30 seconds.
3. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Run a knife around edges to loosen. Invert, and un-mold onto wire rack. Peel off parchment. Flip cake; let cool completely. If using cake for the vanilla-pecan sand castle, wrap cake in plastic, and refrigerate until cold, up to 2 days (or freeze up to 1 week).

It tastes quite well, but I need to be more skilled.

Thanks to you all!

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Posted: 16 February 2009 10:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you, Julie. I will try to be extra careful about this mixer I have and mix the batter very carefully.
Thanks for your thought about our Winston. He is such a love.

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Posted: 17 February 2009 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks so much for your kindness, FRESHKID. Winston is terminal so there is no good news for his recovery. I am sorry that I cannot afford the TCB just yet. We keep going fine but no extra monies rescuing puppies. Thank you for such a kind deed. Again, my thanks to you all and I will try this revised recipe soon and report.

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Posted: 17 February 2009 07:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Hello Julie,
Thank you. I am a frequent library type so I check it out for sure. And, I do know Amazon. Thanks, again!
TOBSUE

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Posted: 18 February 2009 10:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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To All~
Isn’t there a recipe for Rose’s Favorite Yellow Cake somewhere on this blog for Sue to try??  I am not sure how it compares to the All Occasion Yellow Downy in TCB but it would probably be very similar.

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Posted: 18 February 2009 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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As soon as I figure out youtube. . .I check it out. I have to postpose any serious activities as Winston is not doing so well.  Thanks to all of you!

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Posted: 18 February 2009 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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You have no idea, unless you have experience. The first time was so awful. Now, five little sweeties later, my heart is whipstitched together! Our other rescue Sheltie mix is three and she is a handful! The Lord just keeps me going.

This posting stuff is pretty terrific; I found youtube and the cake recipe! It is awesome. . .thanks to you all and God Bless. Bye for now.
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Posted: 18 February 2009 07:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thank you, Patricia. Yes, they are. I went to your blogspot and your cakes are exquisite!
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