Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2008, America's Test Kitchen TV

Box mixes are famous for engineering cake with ultralight texture. We set out to make an even fluffier cake—without chemicals and additives.

SERVES10 to 12 (Makes two 9-inch cake layers)

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We adapted a chiffon cake technique when devising our fluffy yellow layer cake recipe, using a large number of whipped egg whites to get high volume and texture. For moisture, we used a combination of butter and oil in our yellow cake recip...

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