JoyceD Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 6:44pm
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I am using a doctored white cake recipe and I accidently added what I think is too much oil.  Recipe states to use 1 box white, 3 whole eggs, 6oz melted white chocolate, water as called for on the box and 2 Tbs oil.

 

Since I am doubling the recipe, I used 2 boxes white, 6 whole eggs, 11 oz melted chocolate since that is the size of the package, and instead of 4 Tbs oil, I read the box and doubled the 1/3 cup.

 

Knew what I did immediately when I noticed my batter rather on the runny side.

 

Help! Don't have time to start over on this cake.  Will it be okay, or can I add some flour or something to thicken it up?

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-K8memphis Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 7:07pm
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bake a cupcake and see what you think

 

if you decide to add a touch of flour i'd use self rising add some sugar and maybe toss in an egg or something

 

i don't think it will be that big a deal if you do add or don't add--should be fine

 

i'm more concerned that the chocolate might have globbed up on you--were you careful temperature wise when you added it?

-K8memphis Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 7:07pm
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in fact i'd bake two cupcakes--one as is and one with the additions--

 

just a thought

JoyceD Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 7:11pm
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I kept bumping the mixer on super low as to keep the batter in motion.  Actually, after it set for a short bit, it started to thicken up.  No doubt the melted chocolate, but after some more short bursts on low speed, it would loosen up again.  I added about another cup of flour and it seemed to have done the trick.  Its in the oven now.

-K8memphis Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 7:12pm
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you are brave--i always test everything in tiny batches first--

 

i'm sure it will be fine

JoyceD Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 7:17pm
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Tasting the batter coming off the beater, must say, it is a yum.

MBalaska Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 12:24am
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Originally Posted by JoyceD 
 

I am using a doctored white cake recipe and I accidently added what I think is too much oil.  Recipe states to use 1 box white, 3 whole eggs, 6oz melted white chocolate, water as called for on the box and 2 Tbs oil.

 

Since I am doubling the recipe, I used 2 boxes white, 6 whole eggs, 11 oz melted chocolate since that is the size of the package, and instead of 4 Tbs oil, I read the box and doubled the 1/3 cup.

 

Knew what I did immediately when I noticed my batter rather on the runny side.

 

Help! Don't have time to start over on this cake.  Will it be okay, or can I add some flour or something to thicken it up?

I've had to fix a boo boo like this. When I realized what I had done :oops:  I calculated how much extra of whatever I put in, then calculated how much of the other stuff would be needed to make it closer to normal.

 

if you put in enough oil to two cakes, add all of the other ingredients you'd need if you were actually making two cakes.  Having lots of ingredients in the pantry, & a big sized mixer help.  Good Luck.

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