I need your help! I have a customer who is asking me to make a "dense" cake for them. Right off the bat, I suggested a pound cake. Well, she got back to me today, and said pound cake will not work because she doesn't want a cake with a lot of butter or eggs. She suggested that I do what she does, which is to leave out a few eggs called for in the recipe, so the cake "doesn't rise so much." I personally wouldn't want to try this, because it sounds gross! lol Does anyone have any suggestions for a type of cake or a recipe I can use?! I could really use some suggestions! Thanks in advance!
Here's a doctored cake mix recipe which yields a dense pound-cake like cake:
(Only uses 3 eggs and 1/2 cup butter.)
The durable cake recipe might also work for you:
(4 egg whites, oil not butter, and pudding mix to make a more dense cake.)
The customer's suggestion to not use as many eggs (which are leaveners and binders) as required will yield a short, heavy and dense cake.
(Characteristics most people would find very objectionable.) If she insists you use fewer eggs, I'd recommend that you have a contract which states you're not responsible for the quality of the finished product.
Thank you, JanH, for your ideas! I will have to try these out! Hopefully they will work for my customer!