Saturday, July 30, 2011
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!