Decorating By lifonahil Updated 11 Jan 2009 , 6:53am by firehorse

lifonahil Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 5:45am
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I made this and the cake tasted wonderful. But it had alot of holes in it. Did i do something wrong to get so many holes in the finished cake?

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JanH Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 5:59am
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Improper mixing (usually overmixing) causes a lot of problems. icon_sad.gif

Here are some handy cake troubleshooting charts:





When I make any of the WASC cake recipes, I sift all the dry ingredients together into a large bowl, and mix all the wet ingredients in a second larger bowl.

Then I add the dry to the wet and beat for 2 mins. using a hand mixer at medium speed.

If using a stand mixer, I would mix at the lowest speed for 2 mins. or less.

(If you add the wet to the dry ingredients more care must be taken so no "dry" spots are left on the bottom of the bowl.)


firehorse Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 6:26am
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I know this is a very dumb question but it's been bugging me for awhile. What does WASC stand for? I can figure out most of the acronyms but not this one! thanks

FlourPots Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 8:31am
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It's the White Almond Sour Cream Cake

kakeladi Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 7:56pm
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Holes in the baked cake usually indicate the batter was too thick &/or you did not 'bounce' the pan w/batter in it on the counter until the bubbles come to the top & break.

.......firehorse said: What is WASC.......

Here is the original recipe:
The *original* WASC cake recipe by kakeladi

1 box cake mix (I prefer Betty Crocker) *see notes at end
1 cup flour*
1 cup granulated sugar
generous dash of salt

1 cup sour cream*
1 cup water *
3 whole eggs
1 tablespoon flavoring*
In bowl mix together dry ingredients. It's helpful if you use a wire whisk, but optional. It's important w/choco cake not so much for other flavors.
In mixer bowl place next 3 ingredients. Add about 1/2 of the dry ingredients and blend together, then add the rest of the dry ingredients & blend. Mix for 2 minutes. Some tell me they just dump all ingredients into the bowl together. Some tell me they sift all dry ingredients together.
Pour into prepared pans * and bake as usual.

*NOTES: any cake flavor can be used. Match the flavoring to the cake flavor such use lemon/almond mix for lemon cake; strawberry/almond for a strawberry cake etc, etc. For most flavors you can use a mixture of vanilla, butter, and almond which is what I do most of the time.
You can use milk or cream for the liquid.
This recipe is based on mixing in a kitchenaid mixer. I use position #1 to stir it, then #4 to mix the batter.
Most of the time I forget to add the salticon_smile.gif
On rare occasions I have used other brands of mix.
This makes the amount of batter as if you used 1 1/2 mixes and is perfect for a 10" sq OR 9x13 OR one 8" & two 6" round;OR two 8"rounds OR a 12" round; and other combinations of pans.
I prefer to bake at 300 degrees for about 20-30 minutes (depending on size of cake) then turn oven up to 325 for about an equal time. If cake has pulled away from sides it is overbaked. After cooling, the top might be a bit sticky.
Some people have told me they use plain yogurt instead of sour cream.
I've always used all purpose flour. Some tell me they use cake flour but then the amount is less - maybe 3/4 cup - not sure.
Some tell me they just dump all ingredients into the bowl together.
Some tell me they sift all dry ingredients together.

The flavoring I most often use is this mixture:
1 part vanilla extract
1/2 part butter flavoring
1/4 part almond flavoring

A "Part" is any measure be it teaspoon; tablespoon; cup or quart.

lifonahil Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 5:01am
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You all make my day. Thank you so much. I am gonna be making this again in the morning so i am excited. Cant wait to try all the new tricks.

firehorse Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:53am
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Ah.....mystery solved. thank you!

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