My Cake Too Dense And Moist? How To Make It Less Dense?

Baking By forjenns Updated 6 Mar 2014 , 2:14pm by AnnieCahill

forjenns Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 4:45am
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AI made a "practice" cake for a friends, husband and he said the cake was too dense and moist. I used a basic boxed chocolate cake extender, flour, sauger, pudding, sour cream. I even used cake flour. I wonder if using yogurt will "lighten up" the cake a bit? I can exclude the pudding to reduce the "moist".

I've never run into this before, I didn't quite know how to respon but I'd like to accommodate his request for hid 50th birthday cake.

I haven't jumped into scratch cakes, the Seattle weather is touchy and I haven't mastered it plus with 2 small children I am limited on playtime.

TIA

4 replies
MBalaska Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 8:03am
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Save that recipe and call it your "dense Fudge Cake"  lot's of us like it.!

Make a Hersheys Cocoa cake, recipe from the cocoa can, for them next time.

JennynGA1976 Posted 5 Mar 2014 , 2:27am
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maybe replace the sour cream with buttermilk?  

forjenns Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 6:19am
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AThat thought crossed my mind, maybe use plain yogurt or milk instead of the sour cream. I like the buttermilk idea.

AnnieCahill Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 2:14pm
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Don't add the pudding.

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