Couple People Have Said Now My Cakes Are Dry!

Baking By berryblondeboys Updated 2 May 2008 , 1:04am by SeriousCakes

berryblondeboys Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 3:57pm
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And I agree- they are dryer than they used to be!!! HOW is that?

I'm now on a search for a scratch MOIST yellow cake recipe!


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arosstx Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 4:09pm
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Maybe swap out some of your butter for vegetable oil - definitely helps the moistness. You might have to play w/ it some to get a ratio you like, but I know it will help. Good luck!

aswartzw Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 4:12pm
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You can also apply a simple syrup (1:1 sugar/water) to moisten it. You can even flavor the syrup.

Also check the oven temperature. Maybe your oven is off.

melysa Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 4:14pm
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try this one: its pretty good. dont overbake and make sure to serve at room temp. because of the butter, it will seem "dry" when chilled. at room temp the cake softens up. its good!

JanH Posted 1 May 2008 , 5:04am
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Sylvia Weinstock's classic yellow cake:

Southern Heirloom cake:


TMMBBW Posted 1 May 2008 , 2:35pm
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You can also replace the oil with applesauce. It adds moisture and makes the cake more healthy. I use natural applesauce with no sugar added.

SeriousCakes Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:04am
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I had that happen to me, turns out my oven was baking 30 degrees hotter than it was supposed to! We have since bought a new oven a presto! Back to normal icon_smile.gif

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