For a full explanation of what this challenge is, please follow this link here — https://butterflyfingers.com/2018/10/29/challenge-remaking-sims-4-meals-introduction-and-index/ —
For the previous meal, please follow this link here — https://butterflyfingers.com/2019/03/25/remaking-sims-4-meals-normal-cooking-level-one-scrambled-eggs-and-bacon-part-8/ —
Walking into this challenge, baking the white cake was probably one of the meals I looked forward the most when it came to remaking it. I love white chocolate. I will take white chocolate over normal chocolate any day of the week. Heck, I eat normal chocolate very rarely. So, it’s safe to say I was really excited to make this cake but well, I couldn’t eat it. I’m trying this new candy free challenge and cake counts so yeah that sucks. To avoid all temptation, I made the cake packed full of gluten. To save money, I bought a box cake. It is one of those cake mixes that you have to add three ingredients and then you’re done. Normally when I make my gluten-free cake, I have to measure out all of my ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and etc but this time it was super easy. I just had to add butter, milk, and eggs. That’s it. I’m going to save you from a long ass introduction and instead just jump straight into it.
The first step of the recipe was to mix the butter until it’s soft and creamy. At first, I had no idea what this means exactly but if you mix the butter with your electric mixer for about two minutes, it starts to become soft and creamy. Who knew? Once the butter was ready, I had to add four tablespoons of milk and the 4 eggs.
I then added my flour and started the mixing process. According to the instruction on the box, I had to mix it on low speed for 1 minute and at high speed for 2 minutes. I wasn’t sure how the cake batter was supposed to look like but I just called it a day after mixing it for 3 minutes. The batter was super creamy and a bit on the thick side but otherwise it looked pretty standard. I then popped the cake in the oven for 70 minutes.
I allowed the cake to cool for almost two hours before I attempted the white chocolate glaze. Our supermarket sells chocolate drips where you heat the container in the microwave for 20 seconds and then you just spread it on your cake. It’s super easy. I popped my dry cake on my liquid measuring cup in the sink and emptied out the white chocolate drip on the cake. I used a tablespoon to guide the product everywhere while Onno grabbed the product on the side to taste test. I left the dripping cake in the sink for a good hour or so before I popped it in the fridge and left it to chill.
The final result is pretty nice. It looks like a white cake so that’s a job considered well done although Onno says the white chocolate drip is incredibly sweet so it might be too much for most people. It’s one of those cakes where you only need a few bites to hit your sweet limit. I can’t vouch for any of this as I can’t taste the cake. I still had fun baking it and it was a quick process so no complaints here. Here are the final pictures. Peep at my Speculoos doing a little sniff test.
Susan in the Sims finished baking her white cake in a snap of my fingers. The process like mine was pretty straightforward and quick. She mixed the ingredients on the countertop for a bit before popping the cake in the oven. Her cake came out with the glazed topping but other than that, the process was pretty similar.
Let’s compare the two!
That’s about everything I can say about remaking the white cake. It’s pretty standard with no surprises. It wasn’t a hard one to make and yeah…some of the meals in this challenge will be easier than others although as we climb the levels, we will have more difficult ones. I glanced at the upcoming few meals and some of them are so much effort. I’m not going to stretch this out too much so let’s rate this puppy and finish this blog off.
Taste: 8/10 – It’s on the sweet side. Onno isn’t the biggest white chocolate fan so he would’ve preferred the chocolate cake again but yeah. I definitely want to attempt making this white cake glutenfree style and improve the recipe. One look at the cake itself it looks dense and on the dry side so I would want to play around until I can make a moist white chocolate cake. Stay tuned?
Look: 9/10 – It looks like a white cake. I see now that I could’ve gone the extra mile and put some sprinkles at the top but it’s too late now. It stills looks really good and can be compared to the Sims version. Mine doesn’t have the two layers so hence it’s not full marks.
How easy it is to cook: 10/10 – It’s really easy. I simply had to follow some instructions on the box, mix everything together for a few minutes and then let the oven do the magic. The white chocolate drip was just as easy. I didn’t even have to melt my own chocolate.
And that’s a wrap, folks! I hope you’re enjoying this series. A quick disclaimer before you leave: there is only one part to go before we have the 3 months break from this series. I’ve explained it before and I will probably explain it again but here we go: every ten parts of any blog series I have here on my website, there will be a 3 months break period. This way it gives my blog some breathing room and allows me to prepare stuff in advance so I can stick to the regular three weeks update. As the Mondays of my website are quite cluttered with series this break allows more other content. I realize not all of you enjoy this series and this way I can maintain the fine balance. I’m sure you all will understand this. Part 11 will be up on the 5th of August and it’s going to be a hard one: the hamburger cake!
Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!