Since I've started cake decorating, I've only been doing cakes from scratch. I just can't find myself to baking a cake from a mix. I've been trying to perfect for months a recipe that I'm still at a loss. I need to find a recipe that makes the cake dense and that almost has a cornbread texture/crumb to it. The cake itself does not have to be flavorful because I use a rum syrup to give it its flavor and keep moist. I don't know if there is anyone out there that is some kind of genius in the science of baking but I'm getting frustrated. Please help!
any recipe similar to a pound cake recipe will give you the dense cake crumb you are looking for. HTH!
That's what I was thinking but my husband said it wouldn't. I don't want the crumbs to be small though. i've never made a pound cake so I don't know.
Cake flour gives a fine crumb, while AP flour will give you the coarse cornbread crumb that you're seeking.
I would try a pound cake recipe using AP flour.