Topic Title: Please help for a wedding cake/almond flavored recipe Created On Monday June 15, 2009 10:14 PM
Posted: Monday June 15, 2009 10:14 PM
does anyone have a recipe for a wedding cake or almond cake recipe? I am new to making my own cakes for my children's birthday so any tips would be great. How do you get a good crumb or texture on a cake? Please help mom of three boys just trying to make cute cakes for my boys. Thanks in advance!
Hi - the recipe I've gotten many raves on is White Almond Sour Cream Wedding Cake on Recipezaar #69630
I usually add an additional teaspoon of vanilla to either the full recipe (or a half recipe) - of course, that doesn't make much sense, but it seems to work both ways. You could probably add an additional teaspoon of almond as well as the vanilla.
I always use box cake mixes, Pillsbury is my choice. You can add almond extract and it comes out really good. I also use the whole eggs instead of just the egg whites, plus 1cup water and 1/3 cup of oil and bake at 325 instead of 350, which takes longer but insures the middle of the cake gets done.
In my small hometown of Ely, MN, there was a lady everyone went to when they needed a special occasion cakes, and those cakes have always been my gold standard. The white cake is made with a standard Pillsbury white cake mix. The frosting is the key. I insisted on her frosting recipe for my wedding cake. The original was just made with Crisco, but my baker substituted a higher quality baking shortening, I think. The key is the almond flavoring in the frosting. Yum!!