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mumatron Wed 01-Jun-11 15:40:40

dp has just asked me to make a yellow cake. wtf is that?

apparently his friends mum made one. i've googled and it just seems like a normal sponge recipe to me.

he is sure it didn't taste any different to 'normal' cake but it had loads of jam on it so couldn't be sure.

i'm thinking of just doing a normal sponge with a bit of yellow food dye?

Taffeta Wed 01-Jun-11 15:46:27

Sure it wasn't marzipan? Like a simnel cake?

Or maybe it was an orange or lemon cake?

BlooCowWonders Wed 01-Jun-11 15:47:11

victoria? madeira?
either way, if it's got loads of jam, it doesn't really matter what you make...

mumatron Wed 01-Jun-11 15:47:32

definately not lemon, he hates that!

i've just seen a recipe on here for one so will give that a go later.

nickelbabe Wed 01-Jun-11 15:47:51

I would do a normal victoria sandwich with yellow food dye.

NettoSuperstar Wed 01-Jun-11 15:51:22

I think it's a US thing, they have yellow cake and white cake.

Snuppeline Wed 01-Jun-11 15:56:27

Hm, it could be a reference to the eggs? I know that if you do a sponge with only the yoke and not the egg white you get a very yellow sponge. Could do that and then just do normal victoria (i.e. lots of jam).

Snuppeline Wed 01-Jun-11 15:57:36

We call it "sunshine" cake where I come from and is done when we have lots of yokes left from doing marengs or something similar. I have a recepie somewhere, can dig out after school run if you like.

Xiaoxiong Thu 02-Jun-11 11:36:18

I've heard my American relatives refer to yellow cake which seems to be a slightly richer and more buttery sponge, more like pound cake. I often wonder if the name comes from a box cake mix.

goodasgold Wed 08-Jun-11 20:46:27

I think its uranium. Don't give it to him, sell it to Iran.

mumatron Wed 08-Jun-11 21:45:33

grin goodasgold

I still haven't got around to attempting a yellow cake. I made him a lovely strawberry loaf instead.

may attempt it on the weekend though.

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