Homemade Moist Cake Recipes from Scratch

I love cake, and my moist cake recipes from scratch will soon become YOUR family favorites.

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This is one of my favorite homemade cake recipes from scratch.


1/4 cup homemade unsalted butter
1/2 cup shortening
1-3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1-1/4 cups milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Butter three 8 inch cake pans and dust the inside with flour and tap out excess. Line the bottom of the pans with wax or parchment paper. Put the cake pans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Cream butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks and mix until smooth. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture and alternate with milk; ending with the dry ingredients. Add vanilla.

Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; gently fold into mixture. Pour batter into the prepared cake pans and bake about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

Cool for several minutes and remove from pans. Fill and frost. After frosting, sprinkle fresh grated coconut on top and press up sides of cake.

1 egg
1 cup milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 TBS cornstarch
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup fresh coconut, grated

Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Add beaten egg, milk, and vanilla. Cook over low flame, stirring constantly, until thick. Add coconut and stir a little more. Spread between cake layers.

WHITE FROSTING (for this moist cake recipe)

1-1/4 cups white sugar
1 TBS light homemade corn syrup
1/4 cup water
2 egg whites
5 large marshmallows, chopped
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup fresh coconut, grated

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees and place grated coconut on a baking sheet. Bake until lightly golden brown.

Mix sugar, corn syrup, and water. Put over heat and bring to low boil. Boil for several minutes until mixture spins a thread when a small amount is dripped from spoon.

While it is boiling, beat egg whites until stiff. Add half of hot syrup slowly to the egg whites while beating. Let other half of syrup continue to cook until very bubbly, about two more minutes. Add slowly to egg whites while beating continuously. Add marshmallows and vanilla.

Beat until ready to spread on cake. Spread the above mixture on cake and sprinkle top and sides with freshly toasted coconut.

This is a list of my favorite moist cake recipes - Enjoy.

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Angel Food Cake Recipe
Apple Cake Recipe
Banana Cake Recipe
Banana Split Cake Recipe
Banana Devils Food Cake
Banana Marble Cake
Better Than Sex Cake
Birthday Cake Recipe
Blackberry Cake Recipe
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Brownie Cake Recipe
Burnt Sugar Cake
Butter Pound Cake Recipe
Butterscotch Cake Recipe
Caramel Date Cake
Easy Carrot Cake Recipe
Cherry Cake Recipe
Chiffon Cake Recipes
Chocolate Applesauce Cake
Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe
Chocolate Cake Recipes
Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Best Coffee Cake Recipe
Crumb Cake Recipe
Devils Food Cake Recipe
Devils Food Cake with Caramel Filling
Dirt Cake Recipe
Fig Cake
French Vanilla Cake Recipe
German Chocolate Cake Recipe
, above
Golden Caramel Cake with 7 Minute Frosting
Grapefruit Cake Recipe
Ho Ho Cake
Homemade Cake Mix

Hummingbird Cake Recipe
Homemade Ice Cream Cake
Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe
Kitty Litter Cake Recipe
Lemon Cake Recipe
Lemon Sponge Cake Recipe
Marble Cake Recipe
Molasses Cake
No Bake Cheesecake Recipe
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Lemon Cake from Scratch, left

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Salted Peanut Cake Recipe
Basic Sponge Cake Recipe
Strawberry Cake Recipe
Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Tropical Pound Cake Recipe
Moist Cake Recipes to Tiramisu Cake
Triple Chocolate Cake Recipe
Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe
Easy White Cake Recipe
Yellow Cake Recipe
White and Yellow Layer Cake

Here's another moist cake recipe that also substitutes as a homemade cake mix. You can store in the pantry for months. It makes a moist and chocolaty dark cake.


2 cups flour
1-3/4 cups white sugar
1 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBS shortening

1-1/3 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs

3 oz semi-sweet chocolate

Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a mixing bowl. Blend the shortening into the dry ingredients on medium, until there are no chunks.

At this point in the recipe you can place the above mixture in a tightly secured container and store like a "cake mix." It keeps for several months. You just add the water, oil and eggs and bake.

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Butter two 9 inch cake pans and dust the inside with flour and tap out excess. Line the bottom of the pans with wax or parchment paper. Put the cake pans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Blend the dry cake mix with the water, oil and eggs on low until just combined. Then beat on medium speed for two minutes and pour into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

9x13 pan takes 35-38 minutes
cupcakes take 19-22 minutes

When the cake cool, crumble it into a large mixing bowl with the frosting and mix. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 3 hours. On a cookie sheet lined with wax, roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and put into the freezer for one hour. Melt the chocolate. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.

Following is the frosting I use for this awesome moist cake recipe.


1 cup butter or homemade unsalted butter, softened (no substitutes)
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1-1/4 cups baking cocoa
2 tsp pure homemade vanilla extract
1/4 to 1/2 cup homemade evaporated milk

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla and beat well. Begin with 1/4 cup of evaporated milk for the desired spreading consistency; adding more if needed.

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