Please Help Me!! Can't Get Cakes To Rise The Full 2 Inches..

Baking By pj22 Updated 8 Oct 2011 , 2:22pm by pj22

pj22 Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 2:26am
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I make Buddy Valastro's (cake boss) vanilla cake recipe. The texture and mouthfeel are great but the recipe does not rise to a full 2 inches. I tried different 9x13 pans but still does not give me height.

These are the proportions, if it helps...

2 1⁄2 cups cake flour, 2 cups sugar, 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil, 2 1⁄4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1⁄2 teaspoon fine sea salt,
4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature, 1 cup whole milk

The recipe says it yields 2- 9 inch cakes or 24 cupcakes.

Can anyone please help me?? TIA!!

6 replies
JanH Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 2:39am
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leah_s Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 2:43am
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Just put more batter in the pan.

cabecakes Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 3:18am
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Ditto what Leah said. Recipes says it makes 2- 9 inch pans. This equals about 5-6 cups of batter. A 9x13x2 inch pan requires about 7 cups of batter. Add more batter to the pan.

pj22 Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 5:42am
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Thanks so much! So should I make the recipe 1.5 times? I really appreciate you guys' fast response icon_smile.gif

AnnieCahill Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 11:53am
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Yes, make an additional half recipe. Are you making it with the custard?

pj22 Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 2:22pm
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No.. I am not adding the custard as it is dense anyway. Thanks for the responses!!

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