Penelope’s Yellow Cake Recipe from The Unofficial Bridgerton Cookbook by Lex Taylor

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I am very pleased to share (and taste test) the recipe for Penelope’s yellow cake recipe from the Unofficial Bridgerton Cookbook by Lex Taylor. I was sent a copy at no charge. All opinions are my own.

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About the Unofficial Bridgerton Cookbook:

Dine like the lords and ladies and bring the high society meals and treats home with these 100 delicious recipes inspired by Netflix’s most-watched series of all time—Bridgerton.

Blue satin ball gowns, chocolates and high tea, five course meals with family, scandal, and romance. Welcome to the dashing world of Bridgerton. Grosvenor Square is buzzing with ladies and lords dressed to the nines, promenading in the park, and sharing lemonade at the evening’s ball. And while you might not be able to score the jewels and frocks of the Bridgertons and the Featheringtons, you can still eat like them with The Unofficial Bridgerton Cookbook.

From dazzling canapes, savory meat pies, sparkling wine, gooseberry pie, delicious finger sandwiches, and more, you’ll be eating like a Bridgerton in no time. Nevermind what Lady Whistledown says, it’s time to eat! These 100 recipes inspired by the delectable foods from Regency England will have you dining Duke and Duchess style with recipes like:
-Daphne’s Lemonade
-The Duke’s Gooseberry Pie
-Penelope’s Cucumber Sandwiches
-Queen Charlotte’s Cakes
-And many more!

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Now you can feast like high society and devour these delectable recipes perfect for any social event.


About the Author:

Lex Taylor is the author of Grill Fire, was the winner of Esquire’s “The Next Great Burger,” and has been featured on Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. Lex specializes in traditional cooking techniques such as smoking, curing, pickling, and pastries. Combining his love of food, history, and popular culture, Lex is known to improvise amazing recipes for popular television series, including his favorite Bridgerton. 

My Opinion:

This is a fun cookbook for any member of the Bridgerton fandom. I have seen the show but I have not read any of the books. The recipes are true to the topic with little tidbits before and after about either characters in the book or life during the Regency.

Some recipes are well known such as macarons and meringues, while others are a bit tied to their time like beef heart and a Regency pie. I did find several that look intriguing and that I will be attempting down the road.

The cake I did demonstrate for my blog post was one of the best vanilla cakes I have ever had so that is a good thing. It did use 6 eggs so I suspect that had a lot to do with why it was such a good cake!

All in all this is a fun cookbook and would make a delightful gift for any fan of Bridgerton – the movie or the books.

Penelope’s Yellow Cake Recipe

serves 12

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable (or other neutral) oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

For the Topping:

  • 4 cups sliced strawberries 
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 TBS confectioner’s sugar + more if needed

frothy eggs

  • Using a hand mixer, beat eggs in a large bowl until frothy and pale.

add remaining ingredients

  • Add remaining ingredients, one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each addition.

baked yellow cake

  • Pour batter into prepared dish and bake 30* minutes until a toothpick inserted at center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack

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  • Serve warm or at room temperature

*mine took closer to 4o minutes to bake. I am currently having a love/hate (well really more hate) relationship with my oven so I can only note what I experienced.

yellow cake with whipped cream and strawberries

How Was Penelope’s Yellow Cake Recipe?

I have to say that this is one tasty yellow cake recipe. It’s moist and a lot denser than I thought it would be with all of those eggs. The flavor is delectable – the vanilla really comes through. The berries and whipped cream take it over the top. It doesn’t need the fancy dress but we all know that sometimes a little bit of frippery is just the thing. 

Like the birthday cake I made all dressed up in Italian meringue. Sometimes you just want plain, and sometimes you want fancy. This cake looks plain but has a fancy taste.

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