Cake To Dry!

Baking By SweetChica Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 11:00pm by SweetChica

SweetChica Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 4:50pm
post #1 of 3

Hello,
I baked a RV cake yesterday and thought it came out a bit to dry. What ingredient can be added to scratch batter to make for a moist cake? TIA.

Here is the recipe I used:
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. butter flavoring
1 1/2 oz. bottle of red color
3 Tbl. (level) cocoa
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbl. vinegar
1 tsp. baking soda

Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and flavors. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring. Add to first mixture. Alternately add flour and buttermilk. Mix baking soda and vinegar in small bowl; add to batter. Blend. Bake in three 9" or 10" pans for 20 - 25 minutes at 350°. Let cool completely. Cover with frosting.

2 replies
sari66 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 10:48pm
post #2 of 3

Try baking on a lower temp. like 325. Or it could be that you over cooked it a bit? Also you can use a syrup on the layers after baking if you don't already.

hth

SweetChica Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:00pm
post #3 of 3

I might try lowering the temp next time to 325 as I baked it at 350. I also under baked it a bit because I was afraid of drying out the cake! Guess that didn't work. lol.

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