What Do You Add To Make Your Cake Mix Firmer?

Baking By penster1 Updated 29 Jul 2009 , 8:00am by Rylan

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penster1 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 3:52pm
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Im making a ball cake Friday and need to know how do you make a cake mix cake denser. I have made the baseball cake before but it didnt hold its shape the cake was just to moist I think. Thanks

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MrsNancyB1 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 7:28pm
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There's a recipe here entitled 'Darn Good Chocolate Cake' under cake mix recipes, and that is a *very* solid and firm cake once it's all done. I would think you could adjust the ingredients needed so that you could do any flavor of mix cake if you don't like chocolate.

I made that recipe for my son's birthday cake, and it was SO incredibly dense and firm. It cut beautifully, and lifted off the cake board beautifully as well.

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Toptier Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 11:16pm
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I would replace the oil with part butter/part shortening to make a firmer cake. Also, add an extra egg.

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xstitcher Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 5:14am
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Try the WASC recipe. I use the original version.

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Rylan Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 8:00am
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Yes the original version works great!

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