Need Choc Cake Help - (Did Own Scratch-Off)

Baking By meredith1851 Updated 14 May 2010 , 12:59pm by Lita829

meredith1851 Posted 14 May 2010 , 1:04am
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I tested 2 choc cake recipes and both were good, but the one I was partial to had a few issues I would want to resolve before baking for others. It had cocoa, buttermilk, oil & coffee. It was yummy, but looked greasy/shiny and a bit too light and airy with no dome. How can I fix these 3 things?

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Lita829 Posted 14 May 2010 , 1:23am
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I took part in the original scratch off and I know which recipe you are taking about. How long are you beating your eggs. They should be thick and lemon colored. Also, I add the oil, buttermilk, and other ingredients VERY slowly.

When you master this recipe (and you will), you and the people you bake it for will absolutely LOVE it!

cheatize Posted 14 May 2010 , 4:04am
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I haven't been able to find the chocolate cake scratch-off. I found the yellow cake one. Any clues where I can find it? I know it should be in the recipe forum somewhere, but that's as far as I can get.

meredith1851 Posted 14 May 2010 , 12:45pm
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I am pretty sure I beat the eggs with all the other ingrediants that were pretty much just dumped into the bowl. I have a feeling the oil might be the culprit as the other scratch-off I made didn't have oil..it had sour cream only......and that recipe made a denser cake with a slight cracked dome and no tacky/slimy top whatsoever.....thoughts?

Lita829 Posted 14 May 2010 , 12:51pm
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Originally Posted by meredith1851

I am pretty sure I beat the eggs with all the other ingrediants that were pretty much just dumped into the bowl. I have a feeling the oil might be the culprit as the other scratch-off I made didn't have oil..it had sour cream only......and that recipe made a denser cake with a slight cracked dome and no tacky/slimy top whatsoever.....thoughts?




I beat the eggs until they are thick and frothy. I add the oil in a thin stream to emulsify it with the eggs. I then do the same thing with the buttermilk. Then the same with the vanilla and coffee-chocolate mixuture. Once I add the sugar-dry mixture, a heaping serving spoon at a time. I let it beat for several minutes at medium-high speed. I do this all the time and I haven't had any problems.

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meredith1851 Posted 14 May 2010 , 12:55pm
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Thank you very much! Was this for the black magic scratch off if you don't mind me asking?

Lita829 Posted 14 May 2010 , 12:59pm
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Originally Posted by meredith1851

Thank you very much! Was this for the black magic scratch off if you don't mind me asking?




You're welcome! There were 3 recipes that were all very similar. The one I am talking about is the double chocolate layer cake from Epicurious. I believe that the Epicurious cake, the black magic chocolate cake, and Wicked Wanda's cake were all very similar in ingredients and preparation.

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