This is the second time this has happen to me..... I was making a Strawberry cake for my class. I baked it right temp, time. The cake was done when I took it out. I let it cool like I do EVERYCAKE. So I started to frost the cake and HUGE chunks started coming off. I thought it was the frosting but that was PERFECT.
This is the 2nd Strawberry cake that this has happened to. Does anyone know why this HAPPENED! I have decited that i am giving up on making a Strawberry cakes.
I'm wondering what type of batter you used. If you don't use a dense enough batter, the cake will fall apart. This has happened to me too when I used a white cake mix.
I'm very partial to the expanded flavors version of the WASC cake recipe:
I've made strawberry cake using DH strawberry cake mix and extra strawberry extract. It turned out very moist - just like the other variations I've tried.
Here are two cake trouble shooting charts:
(From Sarah Phillips of baking911.com.)
Here are several things you can try.
1) When baking, add a teaspoon on Meringue Powder to cake batter.
It adds firmness to your cake.
2) Check your icing. It may be too thick. Must be thin consistency.
3) Try using a tip 789 icer tip to put the icing on the cake and then smooth
it out with a spatula.
Hope this helps