clumps of cake mix in your batter? Every time I mix up a cake, I still have clumps of mix (powder) in the bottom of my bowl. I mix at low until it's all combined then on medium for about 2 minutes. When it's all combined, I turn my mixer off and run my spatula around the bottom and sides of my bowl then go to medium speed.
Does it sound like I need to sift my mixes or get a new mixer (please say, "yes you need a brand new KA") I've been wanting one for a while now, my hubby bought a GE for me a few years ago because I wanted a KA and he didn't want to pay that much for "just a mixer" so he bought a GE that looks like one. (I just love him bless his heart even though he is cheap)
Has anyone else had this happen (the clumps,not the cheap hubby) and what do I need to do to make the clumps go away?
Thanks a bunch!!!
If you are using a KA then it needs adjusting. The beater is not reaching bottom of the bowl. Sorry, I don't know how it's done but it can be adjusted.
But just in case here's a message to DH:
YES it's time for a new mixer!
Try sifting your dry ingredients first and then see what happens...
Never had the clumps.
Tell DH a KA is a kitchen staple, and without one your kitchen just is not complete.
What brand of mix are you using?
Put the wet ingredients in your mixing bowl first...
I totally agree with sifting the cake mix. I never did that until I came to CC. To be honest, when I first read the suggestion, my thought was "some people have too much time on their hands!" I just let the KA run and my batter was nice and smooth!
Or so I thought!
I decided to give it a try one day and OH MY GOD how did I ever make a cake without sifting?? Less beating time and 1000% smoother batter, a beautiful textured cake! Unbelievable difference!
And I always put my wet ingredients in first just out of habit.
I also sift my cake mix before I add it. But I agree with you time to tell your DH you really need a KA. Can not live without it.
Thanks for the help y'all! I started putting my liquids in first several months ago and that did help a good bit but I still get alot of clumps. I tried sifting my dry ingredients tonight but...my frazlin' sifter broke. So...I'll let my dear husband know that ontop of him buying a new mixer he also needs to add a little money and get a new sifter.
Atleast I know y'all have my back on this one.
Thanks so much!!
"your life can become whatever you imagine, just make the choices that will take you there."
I've killed a lot of sifters. I use a mesh strainer and a whisk and Voila! sifted! Much easier and faster.
The mystery has been solved!!!!!
It's my mixer!!!!! (now time for a KA) I was going to make a 3d bunny cake for my girls for Easter and instead of getting out my big stuff, I just grabbed my had mixer since it was just going to be one cake mix and one batch of BC. Well...my hand held (Durabrand from Wal Mart I use it mainly for my mashed potatoes ) It out did my big mixer. NO CLUMPS!!!!!!! Can you believe it?!