Help Needed To Make Recipe Firmer

Baking By lynndy-lou Updated 15 Aug 2010 , 3:07pm by lynndy-lou

lynndy-lou Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 5:58pm
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Hi, I have used this recipe for novelty cakes, but am making a heart shape wedding cake and I know it wont hold its shape. I have tried madeira cake which is firm but to dry.
125g butter
165g castor sugar
2 eggs
225g self-raising flour
125ml milk

Hope someone has some ideas

Thanks,
Lynne

8 replies
lynndy-lou Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 6:43pm
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Any one

SharonK1973 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 6:53pm
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How about a pound cake? There is a cream cheese pound cake on here that is very good! Not dry and not too delicate either. Search for it. You'll recognize it because it is the one with all the rave reviews.

lynndy-lou Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:36pm
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Thanks for the reply. I need it to be same sort of ingredients as above, just wondered if anyone new what to do to that recipe.

SharonK1973 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:42pm
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I know sometimes, well a lot of the time, adding a box of instant pudding mix firms up a cake. Maybe that'll work?

lynndy-lou Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:36pm
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Sorry forgot to mention Im in the UK I dont even know what instant pudding is.

lynndy-lou Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:41pm
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Sorry forgot to mention Im in the UK I dont even know what instant pudding is.

LindaF144a Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 2:57pm
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You can always trying to add another egg or at least enough to equal the fat. That always provide some structure.

lynndy-lou Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 3:07pm
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Thanks for your help, I used a madeira cake recipe in the end. The reason I havent used it before is I find it very dry, so I used my late nans tip and put orange squash in it, doesnt make it taste of orange but does make it moist

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