“Everybody is nicer to me when I’m in yellow.”- Cam.
I love making layer cakes and the great thing about cake is – that with a few basic recipes , you can mix and match for a world of options. Some of my most popular posts have been the ones with basic cake recipes. I had such a great response with the chocolate mud cake and the hot milk sponge cake. Overwhelming really.
Many of you requested me for a yellow cake recipe . A yellow cake is basically a butter cake with more yolks so its richer and moister than a sponge cake. Needless to say the yellow cake is extremely versatile and perfect for pairing with innumerous flavours, fillings and frostings.
There are recipes with only egg yolks (probably more yellow!) and I will share one of those too in the coming days. But I found this recipe with whole eggs and yolks gave a tender crumb and was flavoursome enough to eat on its own. This a great cake for carving as well. Its adapted from a recipe by Flo Braker. Its a terrific all-purpose cake!
This cake is delicious, has a fine crumb and has a wonderful rich texture.. it’s fluffy and sturdy at the same time. A baking building block worth trying ! You can catch a step by step tutorial on how to make it here.