I tried again, and had the same issue. https://chelsweets.com/2016/09/05/best-vanilla-layer-cake-recipe/. Hii!! ??? Also please tag me @chelsweets, and use the #chelsweets on social media so that I can see your amazing creations! Thank you. Hopefully that helps, happy baking! Do you think you could add sprinkles to this recipe to make it funfetti? Add a thin coat of frosting around the cake, fully cover the cake layers. I just got 4 inch pans and I have been trying to figure out how to adapt some of my favorite recipes! Do you have a question for Delia or Lindsey? Thanks! I have some sweet little 4 inch tins that are only 1.5 inches high and thought this would be a great chance to try a 6-tier rainbow cake! 2. 3. Preheat the oven to 170°C/335°F. I ‘d use my regular cake recipe (8-inch version linked below) to make 4, 6-inch cake layers! This cake recipe is a butter cake, which uses a lot of sugar. I’ve been enjoying your posts on Instagram and anxiously awaiting the arrival of my small pans. Hi The 8” version, do i have to use the egg whites…. Do you have any suggestions, because I would love to keep using this recipe!! I made your best vanilla cupcake! Hopefully we’ll be able to figure it out together. I use 2 inch deep pans! And thank you for giving some variations. Add the zest and juice, heat gently for one minute until the juice is hot but not boiling. Do you ever use 3” pans and if so what adjustments do you make? Im making spumoni flavors. Then decorate as desired. Alternate with small splashes of cream. Also your layers look very pale and soft do you trim the edges around these? Just made this recipe and loved it! Happy baking! Cover with a clean cloth and leave to stand for at least 24 hours, turning every few hours for the fruit to plump up. I followed your recipe to a T and used brand new Fat Daddio’s pans, properly greased and floured. To avoid waste and continue to get my baking fix, I decided to work on a mini vanilla cake recipe. Hi, If using cake flour instead of AP flour would it be equal parts? My cake came out great but it is SOOOO sweet! Usually flour blends work better for cakes!! Thank you! I did it after melting and I feel this could be why it came out so greasy. Hi there, I baked this cake today and it turned out dreadful. Hope that helps for the future <3. One batch of this mini cake recipe makes enough batter to make 3, 4-inch cake layers, or 2 6-inch cake layers. I made this cake and it ended up tasting a bit like cornbread. Love this recipe!! They still taste great, it’s just not exactly the perfect cupcake once it’s baked <3, Hi there! I’d love to see a video on how to do the spatula or spoon method of icing a cake! Pour … Russian buttercream can be finicky, so only add SUPER cooked down beetroot juice, otherwise it can cause the frosting to break. Happy baking! Any pointers? Tried this recipe and my 3 4” cake tins overflowed with batter! I know this goes against everything you’ve ever heard about baking, but over mixing your batter is key when making anything gluten free. Thanks for sharing your recipes!!! Maybe take it out sooner? Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then invert the cake onto a wire rack to cool. Do I need to change 1 cup (or 120 grams) of King Arthur’s gluten free flour blend instead of 130 of all-purpose flour or cake flour? This will definitely be my go to vanilla cake! Are the temperatures in your recipes fan or conventional? I have no idea how either tastes so looking for suggestions. The tops tho were kind of crunchy almost carmelized around the edges. this is so far the best.Thank you. If I make 6 layers of the 1.5 inch high I’ll end up with the same yield as yours by the sounds of it (you said above that 3 inch high works for this recipe). Aw that’s great to hear Kate! Add the buttermilk and vanilla extract, and mix until just combined (the key is to mix until the ingredients are JUST incorporated, so that the batter isn't over mixed). If you cut into the cake and have leftovers, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (56 grams) - 1/2 stick, 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil (56 grams), 1/2 cup buttermilk or whole milk, room temperature (115 grams), 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (169 grams), 2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste (8 grams), 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp heavy cream (or whipping cream) (20 grams). I made this cake last night and it was absolutely delicious!!! To ensure your frosting tastes just right, it’s best to use unsalted butter! if you think that’s the case, take them out of the oven a minute or two earlier next time. Will this change the texture of the cake? Generally always use the creaming method but your cakes look amazing so wanted to try this way while in quarantine! Hope that helps, happy baking! The frosting will taste a tiny bit saltier, but it will still taste great. Sift together the flour, baking powder, spices and salt. Since milk and buttermilk have thin consistency compared to yogurt/sour cream. I noticed from your 8 inch cake recipe, instead off halving most of the ingredients for this recipe, you took a 1/3 of them. My ABC is def on the sweet side! I did update the recipe to 350 because some people were struggling with it at 325f. This was my first time ever making a homemade cake! So if you're planning on making your own cake this Christmas we have over 20 recipes to choose. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C. it was crunchy on the outside which was good, it baked as a dense loaf and not a cake. Do you have any idea what I could’ve done wrong to make it like that? This cake is on the sweet side, and the frosting is also quite sweet bc it’s american buttercream! I don’t recommend letting russian buttercream sit out for more than a couple hours because it’s perishable. I’m assuming I’d need to adjust the cooking time, – any recommendations? You can! Hi, could you advise the depth of the 4″ cake pans please they seem to be all different depths when I go into Amazon.. Hopefully that will help for next time <3. This recipe looks amazing, I would love to try it. Use a serrated knife to level the tops of the layers, and then frost as desired. Go heavy on the apricots and cherries if you want a lighter, fresher-tasting cake, or go heavy on the figs and prunes if you fancy a rich, darker cake. For my birthday, I got some baking/cake decorating supplies, so I decided to make this cake. I think I answered this in a different comment <3. The cake layers might be slightly over baked! This is a great and cute cake!! Could you please tell me how much does the cake weigh approximately with frosting & buttercream? Continue to mix on low speed for a few minutes, until the desired consistency is reached. This recipe sounds wonderful. In addition to swapping the flour, there are two additional steps you need to take when making this mini cake gluten free. Whisk the eggs with the sugar, bourbon and vanilla. Hope that helps for the future, happy baking!! I have a question for Gluten free recipe. Best Christmas cake recipes: We've put together our best Christmas cake recipes of all time. That’s great to hear! You could even use olive oil if that’s all you have on hand. If you try my mini vanilla cake recipe, I’d love to hear what think of it! The first step is to vigorously whisk your batter for a few minutes once it’s made. Love how moist this cake is and thanks for the small batch recipe! My boyfriend doesn’t normally eat sweets, but he enjoyed a decent slice of this recipe. Planning on trying this today, thank you for the smaller sized cake recipe. Celebrating your Birthday During Covid-19 - Pretty & Smart Co. #CakeChallenge Week 6 & 7 – HEATHER BAKES IT, https://realrecipe4u.com/2020/08/07/delicious-strawberry-shortcake-with-ice-cream, TOP 62 Delicious Cake Recipes You MUST TRY! So happy to hear that Jessie! One batch makes three, 4 inch cake layers that are perfect for a small celebration. Is there an easy way to make this into a chocolate version? Do you think you know what I might’ve done to make that happen? I am so excited to try this! As 12.5cm (5-inch) tins are a slightly unusual size it can be difficult to find an exact recipe. BP was fresh, ingredients room temp. I don’t really use 3″ tall pans, but I don’t think it should change the way the layers bake. I personally prefer King Arthur’s gluten free flour blend, and find that 1 cup of GF flour weighs about 120 grams. Thank you for this smaller version of your vanilla cake. Thanks, Chelsea! I have two 6 x 3 inch pans. Thank you so much! But my entire cake turns out WAAAYYY too sweet. Be sure to mix just until the ingredients are incorporated. Thanks!! Cover tightly, and store at room temperature. I baked it for 177C for 18-20mins. You can either add cake strips, or try lowering the temp by 25 degrees F and adding on a few more minutes to the bake time. I’d recommend adding 1/4 cup of sprinkles to the cake batter, and then extra between the cake layers as you assemble the cake Hope that helps, and happy birthday!! This is awesome! Will this affect the result of my cake? I’m thinking of making a two layer 4inch cake with this recipe how should i change the amount of I got to use? This small batch cake recipe can also be used to make cupcakes! Hope that helps, happy baking! I normally use caster sugar to bake so I think maybe that’s where I’m going wrong? very nice and delicious reccipe are we use the butter cream or cheese cream for frosting?? I know what you’re saying! And if so, will the it hold up if filled and covered in Russian buttercream? Hello! 500g (3 1/4 cups) sultanas; 500g (3 1/4 cups) currants Do you bake with buttermilk very often? This recipe is designed to make cake layers, and just doesn’t bake up that well when it’s made in cupcakes. Today lol, I don’t know what happened. Place the currants, sultanas, candied peel and cherries into a small pan. Hi! For your other recipes – can they not be halved to make a smaller four inch cake…or does it not work that way? To ask a question, simply login or register. (I use my jam pan) and douse with brandy or rum. You can use full fat yogurt or sour cream in place of the buttermilk in this recipe. To incorporate fresh lemons, I’d add fresh lemon zest to both the cake batter and frosting, along with 1 or 2 tsp of lemon extract (to taste). (If your oven tends to run hot, tie a single thickness of brown paper around the outside of the tin.) Hi! Mine are much more golden looking. Thanks! Is there anything that could prevent them from browning too much? Thanks a lot! Thank you Your comment put the biggest smile on my face!! Hey I was wondering if you could use whipping cream? While the cake layers bake and cool, make the vanilla buttercream frosting. I had to cook each layer one at a time for 32 minutes on high in the pressure cooker and it turned out great! Thank you for posting this recipe; it was really helpful! Want to make a cake for my sister. The cake was fluffy, moist and flavorful! I wanted this recipe to be easy peasy, so that you have no excuse not to get busy in the kitchen if you’re bored! I wanted to see what styles and decorations are doable if you don’t have tons of baking tools on hand. Thank you for the tips and the recipes!!! How many servings does this 4” have? This one is a heavenly flourless chocolate cake rolled with chocolate whipped cream. I love how easy and tasty this cake is, but I’ve made it twice and both times the middles have sunk. Bake the cupcake versions of these in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 18-19 minutes. so today I tried this mini recipe , I was lazy bc I only have 2 daddio 4 inches so I just said I’ll make 8 cupcakes. This wasn’t as fluffy as I am used to. I had the same issue (sunk in the middle). Hi! You can definitely use whipping cream or even whole milk in place of the heavy cream used in the frosting. I’d recommend letting them bake a tiny bit longer, until a toothpick comes out with only a few moist crumbs. Once the layers are fully cooled, carefully flip the pans and remove the layers from the pans. Thanks! Canola or grapeseed oil would work great. I think we will all appreciate the simple things more – like a good Christmas Cake! Great for a small get together with friends. Can I reduce the amount of sugar next time? Pour the batter into the cake pan, and bake for 29-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. That’s awesome, best of luck with your future baking business <3. I’d recommend using 1/4 cup of baking cocoa in place of 1/4 cup of the flour in this recipe. If so I’d recommend trying that instead! Ah so sorry! Hi! It should be 350 F for 30-32 minutes, so sorry for any confusion! What ratios should I use and should I remove or lessen any other ingredients? Could you please help me figure out what went wrong? Remove from the heat and cool to allow the fruit to plump up. The cake was not baking on the inside, but when it finally did, the bottom was burnt. Instructions. Divide batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Buche de Noel is the French name for a Christmas cake shaped like a log. It came out dense, but not in a bad way. I had tried so many of your cakes with GREAT success, so wasn’t sure what was up. You can decrease the amount of sugar a bit to make it less sweet, but it will slightly change the texture! Thanks, Chelsea. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate how thorough your directions are! Also, would this cake go with swiss meringue buttercream? Follow us Like us on Facebook Follow us on twitter Follow us on pinterest Print this page Email this page, Copyright 2001-2020 All Rights Reserved Delia Online. What can we substitute the heavy cream or heavy whipping cream with for the frosting? I want to let you know, it turns out very good! | 62TIMES.COM, Be sure to properly measure your flour (spoon into the cup measure then level) or. Baking time for a 4 inch last-minute Christmas Cake. I have a question though. The cake seems to have cooked, so I might have to hollow the center and add some surprise berries when I ice it in the morning. Any help would be great :). https://realrecipe4u.com/2020/08/07/delicious-strawberry-shortcake-with-ice-cream. Hi Chel, i have tried this receipe and my can sink from the middle i don’t know what have gone wrong. I think this amount of batter makes the right size / height of mini cake <3. Why not ask your question now. Thoughts?! I’m a nurse and self taught baker, and am looking into starting a small side business with baking. It’s hard to find butter and I’d rather keep that for the buttercream!! I also recommend over-stirring the batter to help give it structure and letting the batter sit for about 30 minutes before baking it to help the flour absorb some of the moisture from the batter. 52 Items Magazine subscription – save 32% and get a three-tier steamer worth £44.99 Celebrate Christmas with a rich, moist fruitcake, or perhaps a modern sponge-based creation. Hi CHels, how tall does this tyoe of cake comes up?, i have just started looking for 4″ diam cakes recipes its curious the recipes i have for 6″ vanilla cake (3 layers) is very similar to this one, my 6″ cakes are 4.5-5″ tall, i cameout with the conclusion that 2 recipes of 6″ makes a 8″ 3 layers cake, and half of a 6″ recipe, makes a 4″ 3 layers cake (i hope i didnt confused you much). Grease and line a 21 - 22 cm / 8 - 9" round cake pan with … Be sure to properly fluff and scoop your flour when you measure it, or use a scale to make sure you add just the right amount. For a better experience on Delia Online website, enable JavaScript in your browser. Just inspired me to buy a few 4” pans because I love this size! I was just wondering if I needed this buttercream for two dozen cupcakes could I just double the recipe? However, if you only have salted butter on hand you can use it. The cake layers were pretty good. Is the texture of this cake the same for your larger scale vanilla cakes or do you think it turns out so fluffy because it’s a small batch recipe that you hand mix? The only other thing I can think of is that the batter might have been slightly overmixed? Could you please advise me how long I'd need to bake them. Is it the buttermilk? I wanted to try the mini cake with almond flour and almond buttermilk milk (Almond milk turned to buttermilk with lemon) Would you recommend changing anything else for these substitutes? I’m in the UK – is our granulated sugar different? I have a mix of pans in my kitchen and cakes have turned out dry so I’m working to adjust. In a large bowl, mix together the dried fruits, glace cherries, and orange zest. I’m so upset lol. Learn more about Chelsweets Privacy Policy. You can replace 1/4 cup of the flour in this recipe with baking cocoa. If you use a square cake pan for all the batter how long would you bake it for, I think I answered this a different quesitons <3, Hello! (I have used this recipe of buttercream from you before and I really love how smooth and sweet it is!). I am going to try again..going for no sink and a lighter crumb…. If it’s a bit too sweet for your liking, you can try pairing it with a less sweet frosting like my russian buttercream or swiss meringue buttercream, which will help balance out the sweetness. Maybe it was a problem with my oven, or something I did. That’s wonderful to hear Crystal!! This is actually 1/3 of my regular sized cake recipes, but yes you can make a tiny batch of any of my cake recipes It can get a little hard with recipes that use whole eggs, but should still turn out! But 3 inch pans work the same with my recipes! Here’s the link: https://amzn.to/2VAduXg. Hi I tried this recipe today and followed it to the T, and it came out well. Ex. I made this today for my daughters birthday. So I thought I’d test it with this recipe. As a result of ill-health I am very late in baking my Christmas cakes this year. Line an 8 x 4-inch (1.5-L) loaf pan with aluminum foil and butter lightly. Do you know about how many ounces of batter you put into each of your 4” pans? I tried your recipe and it came out so good! I’d love to try it again, so let me know if there’s any adjustment that comes to mind . This recipe is based on my vanilla layer cake recipe, but has a few modifications that allow you to make it by hand! I like my cakes to be airy and fluffy so I thought cake flour might help, thoughts? That’s great to hear penny!! Was it because my melted butter was slightly warm (although the recipe didn’t mention it should be room temperature) – can I add raw or boiled beet root juice to your Russian bc for the pink color? For my 6 inch cakes pans I have 3 inch deep pans, and love them. Ask a question. 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