How To Make A Fluffy Moist Cake More Dense?

Baking By karukaru Updated 16 Jun 2011 , 7:43pm by JanH

karukaru Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 4:48pm
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I have this recipe for a delicious black russian cake (and sometimes i make it as a pina colada cake) but I don't think its going to hole up well for carving. I am planning a 3d thomas cake for my son's 3rd birthday (second carved cake I have ever done, the first one was a penis for a bachelorette party so that was easy to carve) and I would love to make one of these cakes because everyone loves them (including kids but I am also making cakepops just in case). So my question is, how can you make a cake more dense without making it too dry? is that even possible?

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Rusti Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 5:04pm
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you can always add sour cream to the mix, that makes it moist but dense.

cakegirl1973 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 8:18pm
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Originally Posted by Rusti

you can always add sour cream to the mix, that makes it moist but dense.





That's what I do, too.

cakegirl1973 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 8:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusti

you can always add sour cream to the mix, that makes it moist but dense.





That's what I do, too.

kakeladi Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 1:29am
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karukaru Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 1:34pm
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Hi,
Thanks fo the answers but I probably didn't make myself very clear. The cake is already super moist and fluffy, so I want to make it more dense so i can use it for carving. Any thoughts?

stlcakelady Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 2:00pm
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Do you smash down your cakes when they come out of the oven? The reason I ask is because someone shared that technique on this site for getting the dome off the cake if its there after being baked. You just take it straight from the oven and take a clean towel, lay it on the cake and press down. What I've found is that it compresses the cake so the crumb is more dense. Not only is the cake flat, but it should be good for carving as well.

JanH Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 7:43pm
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