AHello I'm baking a cake for an event and I was thinking of going the apple cake route. But since I'm only doing it one layer I want to make sure it has some height. Do Apple Cakes generally rise or are they too dense? Also I heard adding a spoon of Meringue powder helps cakes rise, does that work for scratch cakes and what step do I add it, with the flour? Thanks.
Meringue powder won't help a cake rise, and how much it rises really depends on your recipe.
I bake mine to 2 inches, never tried for taller than that, but I imagine it would. Can you stack 2 on top of each other if need be?
thank you scrum about the Meringue Powder. The recipe I had has shredded fresh apples and no baking powder and then oil, sugar etc.
I would much prefer to just have the one layer instead of baking more to stack since it's a small event and I am going to be spending a considerable amount of time/effort decorating
I did an apple spice cake for my girlfriend's wedding a few months ago. It rose to the top of the pan but that was only two inches. To me, two inches is squat for a cake. It was for a wedding so I did it two layers with caramel filling in the middle.
Thank you Annie, I may need to stack two layers then just to stay safe.
Thank you Mimi, the recipe I do have does include apple, I will certainly look through the allrecipes cakes
What I did was use my carrot cake recipe and used shredded apples instead of carrots.