Adding Glycerine To Cakes

Baking By SteveJ Updated 9 Jul 2011 , 3:41am by auzzi

SteveJ Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 1:49pm
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I've heard that adding glycerine (also called glycerol or glycerin) to cakes makes them really moist! is this true?! Has anyone ever tried this?

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auzzi Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:41am
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Yes - it's true for older-style recipe.. You will find it in old British, Australian, Sth African [see a pattern here?] recipes.

Newer/modern recipes with different ingredients and different techniques do not require it.

If you are using a old-style recipe that has it, it is required. Otherwise, don't add it unless you can work out the chemistry of the recipe.

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