Hi all, I made a cake for hubby the cake had a great flavor which everyone loved but it was dry. I've done this cake before and it never came out so dry. I had also used some syrup that I made for it and it was still dry. Can anyone tell me why you think it was so dry?
Baked it to long, to much flour, or let it sit out unfrosted. There can't be to many more reasons.
Did you store it in the fridge? That can suck out some moisture
I think I over baked it a little & yes I did put it in fridge, but when I took it out of the pan it was nice & moist I iced it & then covered it with fondant. A few hours later I'm all excited about my cake & when it was cut I noticed it a little dry & then like I said everyone loved the flavor what a bummer
Refrigerating makes a cake seem dry. (it solidifies the fats which makes your mouth think it is dry) Next time let it come to room temperature before serving it.....that will help.
Thank you all for your advice, yes I put it in the fridge as soon as I took out of the oven thinking it would cool off quicker hee hee everyday I learn something new.
if the cake isnt wrapped or covered fully in icing (and on a board to cover the bottom) it will dry the cake out.
once iced thats not a problem, but most cakes need to be at room temp.
I have always found that if you freeze a cake, even overnight, it is much moister.
Right a fridge stays frost free by sucking out all the moisture in it. I like to wrap my cakes after I take them out of pan and put in freezer they seem to be very moist when thawed. I leaved them wrapped to thaw also IMO I HTH