How To Make Cake Lighter?

Baking By n_jean Updated 7 Jun 2011 , 12:11pm by n_jean

n_jean Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 9:28am
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I have a wonderful recipe for Key Lime Cake but it is so heavy. I was just wondering what could I do to make it a lighter cake? More Baking soda or powder? Any suggestions would be great! Thanks a million!! icon_smile.gif

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indydebi Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 11:28am
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Add an envelope of Dream whip to the batter.

This is the whole concept behind Dream Whip's "Dream Cake" recipe that was put out when I was a kid (over 40 years ago) ..... that it made for a lighter, fluffier cake. The ads/commercials would show a regular cake next to a Dream Cake and the dream whip cake always stood at least an inch taller.

solascakes Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 12:10pm
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Ohh I would like to try this but there isn't dream whip in UK.

indydebi Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 12:12pm
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oh darn! I hadn't noticed your location and I know it's hard/impossible to get overseas! Sorry!! icon_redface.gif

Sangriacupcake Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 12:46pm
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You could try adding the egg yolks and whites separately....add the yolks as usual, but beat the egg whites to soft peaks and fold them into the batter after all other ingredients have been incorporated.

n_jean Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 12:11pm
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Thank you so much! I never thought of Dream Whip.. I'll have to go to the store when I get off work!

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