I have a friend who has asked for a 3D car cake and they love my chocolate cake. I use this recipe http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2185-66-Dark-Chocolate-Cake.html which is the same as the one on the back of the hershey's cocoa box. It calls for 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of oil and then 1 cup of boiling water to be added once everything is mixed.
If I decrease the amount of boiling water would that create a denser cake? Or should I add an extra egg. I just want to make sure this cake is dense enough for carving.
Before I tried this recipe, I always used the WASC recipe and just changed the flavors. But this is the BEST tasting chocolate cake I've ever had. I make it with the dark chocolate. Yum!
Thanks for any advice or tips.
anyone? I really need to get these cakes in the oven ASAP.... any suggestions would be appreciated.
I caution the use of this cake for carving. It is way too fragile. I'm sorry I couldn't help with the recipe substitutions, I've always made it as is. We also love this cake.
Thanks, Deb. Got any suggestions for a chocolate cake (scratch) that isn't as fragile?
is the WBH chocolate buttercake denser? I've made the white, but haven't tried the chocolate. Because of some allergies I can't use a doctored mix which I know will come out dense enough for carving.
I haven't tried the WBH chocolate cake, I have tried SW's chocolate cake from the Sensational Cakes book.
It's a little more dense then the Hershey's recipe, although I've never carved it either. If you need the recipe let me know and I'll type it out for you.
I like the extender recipe
I can't use an extender recipe due to barley allergies. All cake mixes have malt or maltodextrin in them and that is a barley product. Thanks for the suggestion though. I would use the chocolate version of WASC if I could.
I think I'll try the WBH recipe even though I don't like the idea of using all of my butter in these cakes. I'd prefer to use oil. *sigh*
I knew I should have done this sooner and not procrastinated.
If you don't mind let us know how the WBH chocolate cake is. I've always wanted to try that one, but I can't seem to pull myself away from the darn Hershey recipe!
I love the hershey's recipe. I tried it because I needed a scratch recipe and everyone loved it. They've asked for it for every single one of the cakes I've made for them. I hate to have to change the recipe on them for this cake since that is what they are expecting. Hopefully by using the dark cocoa it will still taste similar.
I am gonna need a good carving chocolate cake so I would love someone to send it to me thanks