We made our first fondant cake for my sons cast party. It turned out awesome but I used store bought cake mix. Definitely the wrong choice. I need a denser cake but I've never made cake from scratch where can I find a proper recipe?
You can't go wrong with a pound cake. Very dense, very moist if made correctly.
And yes, they can be baked in pans other than Bundt.
I guess because family members have made pound cake wedding cakes for family weddings that were dry. It totally freaked me out to try pound cake. Is there just one basic recipe or is there some that might be better then others?
Try the WASC recipe here....its part box/part scratch and dense enough yet moist!
try the wasc (white almond sour cream) recipe on here. It starts with a cake mix. There are lots of flavor variations. I use it with fondant all the time and it holds up great. It's great for someone whose not a scratch baker.
Try Serious_Cake's "yellow cake recipe" on youtube. just type that in and it pops right up. that recipe is simple and easy to follow, very tasty and consistent. I use it for all types of flavors.