What To Add To This Recipe For Moistness??

Baking By brenda549 Updated 2 Sep 2011 , 6:27pm by matthewkyrankelly

brenda549 Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 6:08pm
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I have an awesome white cake recipe. However, when I make cupcakes with it, it dries out quite quickly. Can anyone recommend something to add that will keep it moist longer than 12 hours but will not change the flavor?

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 egg whites
2 tbs vanilla
3 cups cake flour
tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp baking soda

Thanks for suggestions.

ETA: I usually bake at 350. I also tried baking at a lower temp, 325.

2 replies
LoverOfSweets Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 6:19pm
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Typically the following can be added for moistening agents: sour cream, mayo or applesauce. I would try adding a 1/4 cup of any of these to a recipe and see if you like the result. I typically like sour cream and no one can ever tell it is in there. You could also substitute 1/3 of your sugar with honey....but this must be by VOLUME not measurement. Honey wil help absorb moisture after it is baked. You could also try adding an extra 1/4 cup of sugar, or a a little extra butter or oil. The sugar helps make the cake moist. Good luck!

matthewkyrankelly Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 6:27pm
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As stated above those ingredients all add moisture.

Also, have you tried baking your cupcakes hotter and faster? -less moisture loss possible.

Additionally, you could add a simple syrup to the baked cupcakes after baking.

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