Sunday, July 5, 2009

Results - June Yellow Cake Scratch-Off

A group of scratch bakers over at Cake Central have been having a "Scratch-Off" in which 15 different Yellow Cake recipes were baked and reviewed. 18 bakers participated and a total of 40 votes were cast.

The fifteen yellow cake recipes compared were:

  1. Great American Cakes by Barbara Kafka
  2. Lita829's Yellow Cake - see page 3 post #9 of for recipe
  3. Sylvia Weinstock's Classic Yellow Cake - missing link - See comment section for recipe
  4. Sylvia Weinstock's NEW Yellow Cake -  missing link - Same as Classic version but with 1 additional cup of milk.
  5. Not So Lemon Lemon Cake adapted from Magnolia Bakery - missing link
  6. Paula Deen's 1234 Basic 1-2-3-4 Cake
  7. Whimsical Bake House Gold Cake - missing link
  8. All-Purpose Buttery Yellow Cake - The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook
  9. Vanilla Buttermilk Recipe from Sky High
  10. White on White Buttermilk Cake
  11. The All-Occasion Downy Yellow Cake - missing link
  12. Cakeman Raven's Red Velvet Modified by Maryjsgirl into a yellow and lighter cake see post #11 for recipe
  13. K8Memphis Golden Cake - see page 3 post #9 of for recipe
  14. Serious Cakes' Yellow Cake
  15. Toba Garett's Moist Yellow Cake
(drum roll please)

The WINNER with 6 votes and final score of 8.83) of Cake Central's June's Yellow Cake "Scratch-Off is ...

Wait for it...

Sylvia Weinstock's ORIGINAL Classic Yellow Cake !!!!!!!

#1 - Sylvia Weinstock's Original Classic Yellow Cake - with a final score of 8.83
#2 - White on White Buttermilk - 8.33
#3 - Not So Lemon Magnolia Cake - 8.25

Congratulations Sylvia Weinstock's ORIGINAL Classic Yellow Cake !!!

PS: a lot of the testers tried Sylvia's NEW recipe (which is her old recipe plus 1 cup of milk) and 90% of testers considered it a total flop. So be warned.

July's Scratch-Off will be CHOCOLATE CAKE. Yummm. Nothing better than chocolate.


  1. Here is the Original Sylvia Weinstock's Classic Yellow Cake Recipe:

    2 1/4 C sifted Cake Flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 sticks of butter
    2 C granulated sugar
    4 Lg egg yolks
    2 tsp vanilla
    1 C sour cream
    4 Lg egg whites

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Prepare and line 2-8X3" or one 12X3 inch pan with parchment.

    Sift together dry ingredients and set aside.
    Cream butter until light and fluffy, about 3 min.
    Add sugar and continue to beat for another 5 minutes.
    Add egg yolks, one at a time. Fully incorporating each yolk before the next is added.
    Add vanilla.

    Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry. Scrape down sides of bowl after each addition.

    In a separate bowl, beat egg whites just until soft peaks form.
    Gently fold egg whites into batter.

    Bake 8" layers 45-50 min and the 12" pan 60 min or until golden brown.

    1. Thanks for the recipe! I didn't realize all the links were broken. I will try to find new links to the recipes.