Help, My Cakes Are Too Dense!

Baking By Emily2212 Updated 18 Sep 2011 , 12:22am by Alery

Emily2212 Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 11:47pm
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I have been having a really big problem with my cakes coming out too dense! I have been VERY careful not to overmix, so I wonder if I'm doing something else wrong. I always sift the flour, and I've tried separating the eggs and whipping the egg whites before adding also. Didn't seem to help much. I have been told my cakes are really good except for being way too dense. Any suggestions??

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FerrariGal Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 12:01am
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Are you putting too much batter in the pan?? I mistakenly dud that once and my normally fluffy cake became a brick!!

Renaejrk Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 12:16am
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check your leavening, could be it is not working properly

Alery Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 12:22am
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Have you tried cake flour? And do you weigh your flour? I seem to put in too much flour if I use measuring cups, so I always go by weight.

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