This weekend I made a torted chocolate cake with raspberry filling. It was also covered in CMMF. It was my first time making this filling. When the cake was cut, the cake layers were wet . The cake was made on Saturday but wasn't served until Monday. It was kept in the fridge most of the time. Does anyone have any suggestions to keep this from happening in the future? Please help!
I'm new to making cakes, however I read on CC that maybe there was too much filling, or it was not thick enough, or some say to put the filling on top of some buttercream so it doesn't soak through as much, or I've heard that the cake itself may have been too moist to begin with. I don't know if that helps..... more seasoned bakers will probably have more to say.
*did you put a crunbcoat on the layer before the filling? you need to put some sort of barrier between the cake and the filling*
wth is a crunboat?? LOL crumbcoat
Some people actually like their filling to soak into the cake, but I always spread a very thin layer of buttercream underneath my raspberry filling. HTH.
i would say you had too much liquid in your filling. that happened to me a couple months ago when I tried a new strawberry filling, it was just too wet.
This has happened to me in the past. I fretted over it for a long time and then decided I would mix my fillings with some buttercream icing before spreading it on the layers. That solution, along with crumb coating, has fixed the problem with my cakes that need fillings, especially if they are going to sit for longer than a few hours. I also discovered that I was making my fillings too thin in the beginning. Don't give up, you will find a solution, if not on your own, then you certainly will from the great people on this site. Good luck !
The filling was probably too runny
What works for me is to add some unflavored gelatin to my fruit fillings, I've never had a problem with soggy cake since I started doing that and there's no need for the thin buttercream layer..
Thanks everyone for all the advice. I'll definately try your suggestions. I didn't think to put any buttercream or crumb coat the cake before putting on the filling. I'll try this next time.