Basic Cake Ingredients

List the 8 basic yellow cake ingredients.
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Last updated: April 3, 2013
First submittedMarch 7, 2013
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Ingredient
Flour
Baking powder
Salt
Sugar
Ingredient
Butter
Eggs
Vanilla
Milk
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Level 20
Apr 9, 2013
Wow I missed sugar, lol.
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2016
I'm not sure I want to eat that cake
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Level 55
Mar 10, 2017
Water? Isn't it basic essential necessary ingredient?
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2017
Not if you use milk.
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Level 81
Apr 9, 2013
Never baked a cake before in my life. Got everything except butter and baking powder but I feel like I should have gotten those, too. Especially the butter... duh...
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Level 20
Apr 9, 2013
You forgot the powerful ingredients of love and care xD!
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Level 20
Apr 9, 2013
I forgot the salt and vanilla
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Level 67
Apr 10, 2013
Lol, I don't even know what a yellow cake is, but I got them all.
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Level 32
May 21, 2016
A yellow cake is just a regular old cake that probably tastes like vanilla. One of the most common cakes I know of, along with chocolate. Good job with the ingredients though! I missed salt :(
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2017
Yellow cakes include whole eggs, while white cakes only use egg whites.
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Level 44
Jul 15, 2020
It sounds like yellow cakes would only use the yolk
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2019
I still missed two and was tryong to think of what could make a cake yellow... still dont know why it is a yellow cake?
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Level 37
Aug 6, 2013
baking soda should count!
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Level 47
Dec 28, 2015
Erikthev - Sorry to be picky, but baking soda (NaHCO3) is an alkali not an acid ;)
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2015
Baking soda is not the same thing as baking powder. Baking powder is a combination of baking soda and cream of tartar because baking soda is a base and requires acid to activate its leavening power (bubbles). This quiz only listed eight ingredients so baking powder is the only one which fits. (Baking soda is usually only used when baking ingredients that have additional acid added, such as vinegar, lemon juice, buttermilk, honey, etc.)
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2019
A good comprehensive explanation :)
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Level 41
Dec 28, 2015
Baking soda makes it more dry so more people use baking powder
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Level 43
Aug 6, 2013
Yeah !! Perfect score...It was a "piece of cake" ..yuck...yuck...yuck..yuck...yuck.
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Level 36
May 6, 2014
How’d I forget butter?!
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Level 50
Jul 25, 2019
Exactly! BUTTER! how'd I miss it?!
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Level 45
May 7, 2014
How in the world did I forget Milk and Eggs! Those were the only two i needed!
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2019
Well apparently you need the rest aswell ;)
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Level 81
May 15, 2014
Yay I can bake a cake!
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Level 45
May 24, 2014
100%
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Level 45
Nov 1, 2014
Vanilla but no saffron? THIS ISN'T WHY I LEARNED THAT GERMAN CAKE SONG.
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Level 75
Dec 28, 2015
Backe, backe, Kuchen ...
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Level 62
Aug 24, 2020
Who puts saffron in a cake?
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Level 55
Nov 11, 2014
Never heard of a yellow cake but guessed the ingredients - what makes it yellow though?
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Level 70
Jan 15, 2019
The eggs.
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2019
What is it without eggs then?
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Level 47
Dec 8, 2020
There's no way that egg yolk make the icing that particular shade of yellow. Putting egg yolks in icing sounds pretty gross to me.

It's more likely to be petroleum-derived orange azo dye. Quiz master should accept 'yellow food colouring'.

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Level 19
Nov 28, 2014
I got all but baking powder and butter, but I tried ptting baking soda. LOL
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Level 74
Nov 30, 2014
OK, this from a non-chef - why on Earth salt?
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Level 44
Jan 19, 2015
the salt is to balance out the sugar because there is already so much sweet stuff in it
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Level 78
Jan 24, 2015
It would taste really bland without the salt, trust me.
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2015
Bitterness suppresses the tastes of sweet and sour. Salt suppresses bitterness. So rather than actually enhancing the sweetness, salt prevents the sweetness from being suppressed, therefore making food taste better. It is also believed that salt releases more aromatics from our food. http://sciencefare.org/2013/07/10/why-does-salt-make-almost-everything-taste-better/
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2019
It may sound very odd, but sometimes i put salt on cookies... otherwise it is sweet on sweet on sweet and tastes boring and like nothing.

They seemed to have put less and less salt in things like that though.

Stupidly enough they put more and more sugar in the strangest things ( often making it worse than the versions wihout) like chips/crisps (all flavours), pizza, bread, soup, pastasauce. There are much more ridiculous examples, I just cant think of them atm. I often check the ingredients. But not allways, and sometimes I think, yuck this taste pretty gross, and I look and they have put some sort of sugar in it again.

In products if you made it at home from fresh you wouldnt even think of adding it (and most times not for preservative reasons, because often there are (if you look hard enough) versions without sugar)

And no, I am not some sort of health freak before people feel the need to tear me down or something.

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Level 44
Jan 25, 2015
Never heard of Yellow Cake but still got 100%
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Level 56
Mar 22, 2015
i've never used butter or margarine in a cake, only oil... should be acceptable.
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Level 53
Jun 7, 2015
Forgot milk, lol
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Level 44
Nov 14, 2015
I got them all - but don't you usually use oil in cake - not butter?
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Level 79
Nov 24, 2015
I've never seen a recipe for cake that doesn't use margarine or butter.
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Level 65
Dec 28, 2015
Some do call for oil, I tried that.
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Level 83
Jan 22, 2021
Margarine is vegetable oil in suspension with water, AKA Crisco, with chemicals for color and taste.
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2015
Boxed cake mixes usually call for oil, but most yellow "scratch" cake recipes begin with creaming butter and sugar together. Oil makes cakes lighter but butter gives finer texture, and I prefer the flavor. Butter cakes dry out faster, though. Lately I've been seeing recipes where there are combinations of oil and butter to give the best of both worlds. Grandma would shudder at the thought, but in today's world I'd say oil should also be accepted.
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Level 37
Apr 20, 2017
We always use a little oil to make it moister.
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Level 57
Dec 28, 2015
Thanks for the free 5 stars!
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Level 68
Dec 28, 2015
On the rare occasions when I beat Kalbahamut, it makes me feel smart!
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Level 65
Jan 10, 2017
True!
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Level 16
Dec 28, 2015
I got all of them, but there needs to be some kind of oil.
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Level 41
Dec 28, 2015
Wow i feel so stupid i got everything but the eggs
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Level 38
Dec 28, 2015
honestly tried Pre-made Powder...still got 100% though haha
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Level 46
Dec 29, 2015
wow i missed salt!!!
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Level 28
Dec 31, 2015
Vanilla doesn't go in cakes unless you're making a vanilla cake :/
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Level 80
May 13, 2016
A yellow cake IS a vanilla cake. What on earth did you think it was flavored with otherwise?
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2019
why did/does it need to be flavoured? (already sweet from sugar)
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Level 10
Feb 16, 2016
Pap helped me answer. He's the chef (:
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Level 80
May 13, 2016
Please accept "fat" and or "oil" for butter. In baking it doesn't matter what kind of fat you use, it all serves the same function.
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2019
bacon?
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Level 44
Aug 28, 2016
100%, not hard when you AND all your close relatives love to bake from scratch!
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Level 65
Jan 10, 2017
I think adding some passionfruit to this cake would make it perfect.
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2017
I use baking soda. That threw me off
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Level 55
Mar 10, 2017
What about the most necessary ingredient? Water
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2017
This one uses milk.
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Level 84
Apr 20, 2017
https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/basic-yellow-cake/2b3266a9-647e-4ecf-bb1e-6620667b8cd2

For those who doubt.

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Level 68
Apr 20, 2017
The author of this quiz clearly forgot the two primary ingredients of cake (and everything else) in the modern world: high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated soybean oil.
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Level 60
Apr 21, 2017
go to the store and BYE one :-)
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Level 81
Sep 28, 2017
Didn't ewe mean too say, "By won"? I thought sew. Buy-buy fore now!
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2019
knaw?
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Level 25
Aug 25, 2017
baking soda should work as well for baking powder
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Level 64
Jul 27, 2018
It's not the same thing. Baking soda needs an acid like buttermilk to react with.
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Level 31
Aug 25, 2017
Missed milk lol
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Level 72
Aug 25, 2017
I forgot eggs and I was in the American Cakes elective at my school. Please don't kill me Ms. Palulis... Also the second ingredient in cake is apparently not cake. Who knew?
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Level 56
Jul 20, 2018
dear Anders, thanks for the explanation about powder/soda, you are brilliant at clear explanations and I have always been confused by this.

we do not have 'yellow cake'. in UK but guessed it was more or less a basic cake mix

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Level 33
Aug 13, 2018
I think there's too much time
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Level 45
Jan 15, 2019
Nice! Think this must be an American sponge cake recipe though ‘cause we don’t add vanilla or salt here in the UK and milk only for certain recipes... sounds good though all the same! :P ;)
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Level 56
Feb 11, 2019
I tried 'uranium' but couldn't think of any other ingredients in yellow cake.
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Level 43
Feb 17, 2019
Uranium lol who would eat uranium
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2019
I tried food colouring , saffron, banana, lemon, lime, and then I thought I better give up haha.
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Level 20
Feb 27, 2019
Missed flour
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Level 35
Apr 13, 2020
I remembered all.. expect flour

HOW CAN I FORGET FLOUR?!

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Level 44
Apr 21, 2020
I got a lot of them, but because of the influence of minecraft from all these years, the first ones i put in were eggs, milk, sugar, and i even tried wheat XD
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Level 31
May 21, 2020
This is the first time I've overestimated the knowledge of jetpunk users...is that a good thing?
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2020
Can you please accept Baking Soda for Baking powder because that's what we use instead of Baking Powder here
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Level 27
Feb 1, 2021
You don't put milk and salt in ALL cakes.

Also, the instructions say 'all the yellow ingredients', milk isn't yellow nor salt nor sugar nor flour nor baking powder???

Why say all the YELLOW ingredients if only 2 of them yellow!

Ridiculous, but good enough.

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Level 43
Mar 12, 2021
Vanilla isn’t essential
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Level 55
Apr 5, 2021
Don't forget to add a pinch of uranium.