[/quote]Ah, another "followed it to a T" post that didn't turn out right!
I'm not poking at ya .... I'm just a "until it looks right" cook/baker, and just notice how many threads needing advice start out with "followed it to a T".
I view a recipe as "just a suggestion" on what goes in it and how long it cooks/bakes.
LOL I'm not a scratch baker (for cakes) either, and I just proved it to myself yet one more time
But I really resisted just changing things up on this one, because I really thought it would be a good recipe.
Maybe it was bad Karma, as I put the cake in the oven, the customer called me that she needed to reduce the order, because she had less people coming than what she thought. I convinced her not too, and then I realized the cake was not even pink like she wanted , so it was a waste anyways.
Thanks for your comments, I did not know the tip with the oil. I will keep that in mind next time. I mostly do altered cake mixes too, so it looks like I might be back to my true and tested cake extender recipe.