Saturday, July 30, 2011

VLOG: Following the Yellow Cake Road

I know I promised to make my yellow cake vlog post sometime during the early to middle of July and somehow we've already reached the end of the month.  This video is a bit different from the others; rather than walk you through a recipe, I actually geared this toward explaining the effects of using butter versus oil in a cake recipe.  I've baked butter based yellow cakes and oil based yellow cakes and a combination of the two.  The butter cake has a taste that is absolutely divine, but was crumbly in texture.  The oil cake was super moist, but lacked a rich flavor.  The combination of both butter and oil resulted in a flavorful cake but I wasn't able to combine the positives from both cakes without negating the negatives.  For me, this is still a work in progress...but one in which progress won't be made anytime soon because I must admit, I am not a fan of yellow cake.  I will provide you with the butter based recipe and the oil based one and you can decide on your own.  I apologize for not being much help on this one, but as I said, this vlog is more about the science behind the kinds of fats you use than the recipe.  And as a bonus, I also discuss a bit about cake batter techniques too!