hi there i have a 12 inch round chocolate cake to do never done one that size before and cant seem to find a good recipe for chocolate cake that dosent contain buttermilk i cant find that stuff anywhere so would rather not use it,but want to use real chocolate if possible to add that real chocolate taste help!!
I have read you can use a tsp of lemon juice to each cup of normal milk as a substitute for buttermilk.
oh ok does the cake keep long with that in it as ganache dosent keep long in a cake was going to use that.
My usual recipe for chocolate mud cake has buttermilk in it... I've never used it - always just sub for regular milk!
One interesting thing about buttermilk too, is that you only have to buy it once (this is cultured buttermilk I am talking about). After that you reserve about 2 TBSP of the original buttermilk and add it to a litre of fresh full cream milk and leave it on the bench overnight. In the morning, place it in the fridge and voila - you have more buttermilk! Every time you use it, make sure you retain some as a culture for the next batch of buttermilk.
I always make my own, 1 Tablespoon white vinegar OR Lemon Juice to 1 Cup Milk let sit for 5-10 minutes, ready to use in a recipe
Are these homemade recipes good tasting? I mean, I'm not a buttermilk fan, so that tastes gross to me anyway, but does the lemon juice trick really work? Also, the 'leaving it out' response...is that safe?
Just curious cuz I've never heard of either of these. Thank you for sharing these ideas!
I have used the milk and vinegar trick like Gottaluvcake, and it works just fine.