I was making 2 cakes tonight. I took out 4 sticks of butter. You can probably see where this is going.
I did the one batter (Toba Garrett's Moist Yellow cake) and accidentally added ALL of the butter instead of just 2 sticks. I didn't realize it until I went to start on the other cake and went looking for my butter. The first cake was already in the oven.
It's for my goddaughter's birthday party on Saturday.
I don't have the energy to redo this. Have I completely ruined it? I think my only other option at this point would be to doctor up a boxed cake. I just don't have the energy to do another from scratch.
Honestly my mind is somewhere else the last couple of days which is how I made such a huge mistake.
Any thoughts? Suggestions? Even if it's to tell me to suck it up and make a boxed cake...lol
It's going to be VERY moist, but the only other problem I see is it may fall apart after it cools. I had one do that to me. Only way to tell is after it comes out........otherwise....
Suck it up and make a boxed cake
Yes. The effect of fat in a recipe is to shorten the gluten strands so you may have a workability issue, but it shold definitely be tender
Ok, thanks. The cake seemed kind of ok, but I did notice that it was starting to crack a little as I was handling it. Did I mention that it is the base for a 2 tier buttercream iced cake? I wonder if it will hold up.
edited to add...I did take a little taste and it was very buttery...lolol...I have to ask my husband to try it cuz my taste buds are off right now.
As long as you dowel it, it should hold up fine.
Ok great! DH said it tasted really good...lol.