Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
The cake was delicious. Can't go wrong with homemade. But the glaze was very strange. It's a caramel base, and caramel is a very strong flavor for cake to begin with, but then the white sugar is added to the mix while lukewarm, so it never melts properly, giving it a gritty texture. So off-putting texture and overpowering flavor. I've never made penuche frosting before, so maybe that's how it's supposed to be or maybe I did it wrong. Idk. In my opinion, caramel is more appropriately paired with ice cream.
Mmm, not bad. I was looking for quick and easy and not too much. Did not alter the recipe except to bake in in a Corelle square baking dish. Well, my baking powder is a few months past best by date. So, it's only a thin little cake, but moist and tasty anyway. I don't mind a little crunch around the edges of this kind of cake. I made a simple buttercream frosting for it.
Okay. I remade the cake with greasing and flouring the pan first. It worked like a charm. No sticking. Oh, I also used butter instead of shortening. I think it will be perfect for my small dinner party tonight.
Easy recipe. I enjoyed the cake but I think next time I would try a different frosting. I will make again.
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I just made this cake. I tweaked it a little by using salted butter instead of shortening and I only used 1/3 C of sugar as I don't like real sweet things and 1/2c would be too sweet for me. I also added a little lemon flavoring as well as vanilla. For the icing I used semi-sweet dark chocolate, a little butter and a little milk.......it made a nice glossy, glazy icing. OMG! Perfect!! Nice and buttery with just the right amount of sweet. This cake is great when you don't want a big cake...just a little something to satisfy a craving. I give it 5 stars making it my way : - )
I have never made a cake from scratch before, so after hours of searching for scratch recipes, I came across this one because of the great reviews. And I LOVED it. It gets 5 stars, but it does have a slightly floury taste. Not too sure if it is from the flour or the shortening giving it a powder sort of taste. This recipe will be added to my favorites and I can't wait to use it again. I used the cake to make a pineapple upside-down cake.
This is a good cake. I may double the recipe to make a larger cake next time. The flavor is very good. Instead of frosting the cake, I served it with a scoop of ice cream and fresh strawberries.
I just made this and it is good.
A family hit. Nice size for a little family treat. No adjustments, simple and basic ingredients. This recipe is a keeper.