Help.... Macsmom Chocolate Wasc Cake High Altitude Adjustements....

Baking By Bleighva Updated 1 Nov 2012 , 2:55am by Bleighva

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Bleighva Posted 31 Oct 2012 , 5:47pm
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I live in Denver, Colorado aka HIGH ALTITUDE lol.  All of my recipes have been okay with caving in the middle other than this one.....


Macsmom Chocolate WASC


2 boxes dark chocolate cake mixes

2 c cake flour

2 1/4 c sugar

3/4 tsp salt

2 pkgs chocolate fudge pudding mixes

8 egg whites or 6 whole eggs ( I have been using whites)

2 c sour cream

2 c coffee

1 c chocolate milk ( i make mine with lots of chocolate syrup and milk)

1/ c oil

2 t nielsen massey's chocolate extract

2 t vanilla or butter extract ( i do 1 t of each)


Then I add chocolate chips for crunch and texture. 2 cups for every 2 box recipe.  


I have been having problems with this recipe caving in and falling in the middle..... It has done this since i started making this cake even before I started adding the chocolate chips so I know that is not the problem.  I LOVE this recipe taste and density, however i HATE that every time in caves.....  Obviously i feel it is a high altitude problem but I am not sure what to do to fix it..... any suggestions?

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Elcee Posted 1 Nov 2012 , 12:50am
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It's been a long time since I've used a doctored cake mix but I usually start with the basic adjustments and would reduce the added sugar by 1/4 cup. I'd normally increase the liquid by 2 tbs per cup BUT this recipe seems like it has an awful lot of liquid...between the sour cream, the coffee, the chocolate milk, the oil (do you really use a cup of oil, or is that an error?), it's 6 cups. Plus the just seems way too moist.

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jjkarm Posted 1 Nov 2012 , 1:07am
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I live at a higher altitude too. I always cut the sugar in half when I make WASC. Mine never falls...  plus it has a much less gummy texture when the sugar is reduced. 

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Bleighva Posted 1 Nov 2012 , 2:55am
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Ooops yes its a typo.... i meant 1/3 c oil

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