I just recently bought a Kitchen Aid Artisan. Before that I was using a cheap little Sunbeam. I've made 3 cakes now and I'm not happy with how they look. All of them have "holes" throughout the cake!! The taste is fine, but those holes look terrible!!!
Are you using the paddle attachment or wire whisk? You want to use the paddle to beat cakes with. The whisk will add too much air into your batter. Don't over beat and use a low speed for cakes. You can tap the bottom of you pan to help release any air bubbles.
I was using the paddle. I guess I'm overbeating??? Should I reduce the time I normally beat everything or the speed or both?
I beat on a low setting and until everything is just well mixed. I would try turning down the speed setting.
I will try lowering the speed thank you! I was so excited to get my KA and was so disappointed with these first cakes! I appreciate the advice
yup lower the speed and and lessen the time. I have the 6qt...its a monster!
On average I mix all ingredients on the lowest setting for 30 seconds... scrape down the sides of the bowl, then mix on 4/medium for about 2 minutes.
Enjoy your new friend! I LOVE mine!
I know it is so exciting to get a new toy to play with, so we tend to turn it up and watch it beat up the mix. Unless I am doing egg whites, or making SMBC I don't really need to use any of the speeds much past 2 or 3. I have the KA 6 quart Pro. I like to describe it as 575 watts of pure mixing satisfaction!!