The Perfect Cake Density

Baking By montanamommy Updated 21 Jan 2011 , 12:08pm by JanH

montanamommy Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 11:02pm
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Maybe I'm not a very good baker or maybe I've just never found the right recipe, but how do you get that nice flexible, not crumbly, perfect cake texture/density that you see on like Cake Boss, or even a store bought cake.

I haven't been able to do it yet. I tried a pound cake recipe and it failed miserably. Why? I don't know. I'm making my son's 2nd birthday cake this weekend, and I would like to get it right.

Any thoughts?

Andrea

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JanH Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 12:08pm
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Different types of cakes have different textures/densities. (So a sponge cake won't have the same characteristics as a pound cake.)

What was wrong with your pound cake? Was it a scratch, mix or doctored mix recipe?

Buddy type/sponge cake recipes.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-644743-.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-662235-.html

Handy cake troubleshooting charts:

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http://tinyurl.com/yay22w

Nice website for learning about proper baking techniques and baking science:

www.joyofbaking.com

HTH

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