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?
Extra egg yolk and half a package of Jello Instant pudding powder in whatever flavor your batter is. You might need to add just a little more liquid.
Add 1/2 to 1 cup sour cream OR yogurt.
If you use the yogurt you can match the flavors of the cake & yogurt.