Cake Crumbles When Cut Into It???

Decorating By sunkiss456 Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 5:16pm by sunkiss456

sunkiss456 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 6:33am
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I made a just because cake yesterday and noticed when I cut into it today and tried to eat it that it kind of crumbled and fell apart. What causes a cake to do this? I used the funfetti from Pillsbury. Is it just the type of cake mix or what? The only thing I done differently with this cake was used my new KA. I am confused and a little worried now because I have a cake this weekend and don't want this sort of disaster to happen with it. I will be using a different cake mix for the cake this weekend. I never have this issue with cakes. Any ideas on the culprit to this mystery?

6 replies
delisa01 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 6:47am
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This happens to me when I don't use a sharp knife. Could the knife you were using be the culprit?

sunkiss456 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 7:05am
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Hmm not sure. It's like it doesn't want to hold together once I cut into it. Almost like it is dried out but it doesn't taste dried out. I did everything the exact same. Could I have over stirred it? It was my first time using my KA and I may have got a little too excited and let it stir to long, although I only let it stir for about 2 minutes on the stir setting. I am bumfuzzled

-K8memphis Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:28pm
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The stir setting? Is that like number 2 speed? I use speed 5 or 6 for two minutes.

Eisskween Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:40pm
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There was a posting on here a few days ago where someone used the funfetti mix and had the same problem. I think maybe the ingredients. I believe she stacked it and it fell apart on her and she said she wouldn't use it again.

Just passing it on. Enjoy your day!

Malakin Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:43pm
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I only beat for 2 min with my KA. Also, I use DH with WASC and use vanilla and butter flavoring instead of almond and throw in a little handful of the sprinkles, which are the same thing as the funfetti in the batter.

sunkiss456 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 5:16pm
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Yes, there is a stir setting on my KA it's the lowest setting. I have the 4 1/2 Qt KA. I bet it's probably the ingredients. I know not to use this again as well. Thanks for the recipe Malakin. I will have to remember this and try it sometime!

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