Milk And Cake Baking

Baking By texastj Updated 1 Aug 2010 , 4:18pm by indydebi

texastj Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 10:42am
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I am somewhat a novice when it comes to cake baking. I've been doing a lot of research lately but have yet to find the info that I am looking for regarding this topic. I would like to know what effects does various milks have when baking a cake? For instance what if I used heavy cream vs whole milk. How would that change the taste and texture of the cake? Or what if I used buttermilk instead of whole milk. Would that make a cake more moist? Evaporated milk, half and many milks so little answers. I love making moist, flavorful cakes and would like to know what milk to use to achieve this. I would greatly appreciate any advice reagarding this subject.


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indydebi Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 2:36pm
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texastj Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 3:14pm
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Wow!!!!! I feel like I was just answered by a celebrity cheficon_biggrin.gif Thanx Indy so much! I was unable to visit the link. Would you be able to post it again?

indydebi Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 4:18pm
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well crap! No idea why that didn't print right and now I can't find it again! icon_cry.gif I did a search for "effects of different milks in cake baking". I think it was a link.

What I remember is that some milk have a higher acidity and different levels of fat. buttermilk gives a lighter crumb while adding sour cream gives it more moisture.

I'll keep looking!!! thumbs_up.gif

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