Holey White Cakes!

Decorating By crp7 Updated 15 Jul 2005 , 5:52am by crp7

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crp7 Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 3:49am
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I have made several doctored versions of cake while practicing for an upcoming wedding cake. They all taste good but I have noticed that the white cake always has a lot of holes in it like it had big air bubbles.

I mixed all the different cakes the same way and this only happens on the white cakes. I am using whole eggs and not just egg whites. Is this normal for white cake?


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flayvurdfun Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 9:13am
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all the white cakes I have ever made only contained the egg whites and this hasnt happened..... maybe IT IS using whole eggs is the reason....

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Cakemaster26 Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 11:54am
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Hi Crp7

Maybe you are incorporating to much air while you are mixing. Are you sing a mixer? if so are you using the whisk or paddle attachment.

Just a thought!

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TinTN Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 12:08pm
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Try lifting and dropping the cake pans on the counter a few times before putting them in the oven to bake. This will help bring the air bubbles to the surface.

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mixaleena Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 12:45pm
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My sister in law had this problem with any cake that she made and found it was due to her oven temperature being too high.

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diane Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 3:34pm
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in the cake doctor book it says to add whole eggs because it adds flavor.
i also agree with the temperature being to high. make sure you don't over beat it and tap it on the counter to get any extra air bubbles out.

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littlebubbieschocolates Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 3:39pm
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i use whole eggs and low temp. i dont get the big air bubbles. try low heat icon_smile.gif

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Gingoodies Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 4:17pm
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I use whole eggs in a white cake mix all the time. Overmixing the batter will cause a "holey" cake. lol
Also the tapping the pan on the counter before baking helps.

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beachcakes Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 4:57pm
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In addition to using the paddle beater (definitely helps!) and tapping on the counter, make sure you sift the cake mix first. I find large lumps in them.

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caduchi Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 5:13pm
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I agree, always sift your flour or cakemix, i never use cake mix but the one i once used had lots of lomps, is that because it has the pudding in it?

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crp7 Posted 10 Jul 2005 , 6:55pm
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Thanks everyone. I will making another cake this week so I will try your suggestions. Like I said, it is weird that it only happens on white cake but I usually do butter cakes and the directions say to mix them longer so I may be mixing the white too long.

I'll let you know how it turns out.


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crp7 Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 6:48pm
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Well, I sifted my cake mix, used my stand mixer with the paddle instead of my hand mixer, mixed for a shorter time and banged my pans on the table....it worked! I still had a few more holes than my other cakes but it was much better.

Now I just have to figure which one(s) of these did the trick.

Thanks for the advice,

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wandy27 Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 7:13pm
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When I made the enhanced recipe, with white cake box mix with pudding, I used three egg whites and 1 whole eggs, and 1 cup of sourcream and it was wonderful.


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cakelady1994 Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 9:15pm
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when i make white cake mix i always use 2 eggs whites and 1 whole egg and tap the pans on the table but they sometimes still have holes.

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SweetCreations Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 1:32am
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what are you coating your pan with? I was out of my bakers joy and didnt have my wiltons either, so I used pam, I had weird holes at the corners. But Banging them on the counter really helps a BUNCH! the 1st time my kids saw me do this they thought I was MAD at the Cake,,hahaha,, But now they pay no attn. to it.
Good Luck!
~Sweet~ =0)

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southernbelle Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 2:53am
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I noticed that today as well. I made a cake doctor white cake, used my KA with the paddle and banged it on the counter as well. I still have hole icon_cry.gif But I did use the white and yolk...not just the whites. Will try the 2 whole eggs and one white the next time. Thought it was just me, thanks.

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crp7 Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 5:52am
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I still think it may have at least a little to do with the white mix somehow since this has not happened too much with other cakes. I am still not sure but mine was much better when I followed everyones advice!


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