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Cake!
« on: February 09, 2010, 11:11:25 am »
When I was a kid (read 11-15 years old) I used to bake cookies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, etc all the time and was actually pretty good at it.  Fast forward a few years...and...I lost it.  The last time I attempted to bake a "proper" cake it exploded in the oven (I have no clue how, please don't ask).

This past weekend, I decided to try a recipe a friend gave me.  He said it was "foolproof" and it turned out beautifully! (Much to my surprise)

So here is "Sponge Cake in 3 Steps"

Step one:  Sift 4 oz. self-raising flour and 1 tsp baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

Step two:  Throw in 4 oz. soft butter (or margarine) at room temperature, 4 oz caster sugar, 2 large eggs, 2-3  drops pure vanilla essence and mix well until soft and gloopy.

Step three: Empty into a lightly-greased 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tin and put in a 325 F oven for about 30 minutes.  Remove from tin and let cool on a wire rack.

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Does anyone else have any really simple "never fail" cake recipes?   
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Re: Cake!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 08:56:44 pm »
Yes, get someone else to make you a cake. 

Sit.  Eat.  Enjoy!
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Re: Cake!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 09:16:07 pm »
No, but I have a foolproof peanut butter cookie one.

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Re: Cake!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 09:26:31 pm »
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Re: Cake!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 06:42:38 am »
I'm not allowed to use the oven after the Totino's Pizza IncidentTM but this looks like fun. I shall relay recipe to She-Who-Mans-The-Kitchen.
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Re: Cake!
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 12:36:20 pm »
Does anyone else have any really simple "never fail" cake recipes?

I do, I do :)
so you mix 4 eggs with 1 1/2 cups of sugar (one cup = 200gr. or 7 oz), one cup of yogurt (sour cream could work as well) and you put one teaspoon with baking soda in the yogurt, stir good and it goes to the eggs and sugar, all that should be stirred for a minute (until it looks good :D) then you put 2 1/2 cup of flour (normal, white), stir, add 3/4 cup of vegetable oil, stir, and at the add some vanilla powder :) the mixtures should be homogeneous, put it in your cake form and bake for.. 180C in the oven.. that should be 355F I guess.. for about 45-50 min :) I really can't cook, and almost every recipe I try is a failure, but this one just works :D you can also split the mixture in two, and put some cocoa in one of the halves, so you'll have a black and white cake :)

Hope I've helped :)
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Re: Cake!
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 05:28:07 pm »
Mmmmmmmm,, marblecake  :lulz:

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Re: Cake!
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 05:22:49 pm »
Sandra Lee's Semi-Home Made Kwanzaa cake?

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Re: Cake!
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 12:32:35 am »
Nigerian Yellow Cake? 
 
 
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Re: Cake!
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 02:46:53 am »
Oh, squishy, springy cake. I love you.

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Re: Cake!
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 01:27:20 pm »
Nigerian Yellow Cake?

Oh come on, this was funny!  Laugh fuckers!
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Re: Cake!
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 02:09:14 pm »
 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

Since moving to Turkey the biggest issue I've found with baking is the odd measurements. "One water glass of flour", "One tea glass of milk" etc.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 02:17:50 pm »

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Re: Cake!
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2012, 02:18:26 pm »

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Re: Cake!
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2012, 02:58:09 pm »
Yes, get someone else to make you a cake. 
Ya, just told my girl how to make it. Right after the Steak.