Drivert Vs Superfine Sugar - Question For Scratch Cakers

Baking By cheriej Updated 1 Feb 2011 , 3:27am by scp1127

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cheriej Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 6:42pm
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I recently bought the Cake Love cookbook. In it, he says that he only uses superfine sugar for his cakes. I had read somewhere else that using Drivert sugar in cakes is supposed to make it taste better. I do know that the drivert sugar I buy is not a superfine sugar - should I be processing this in my cuisinart? Or should I just be using superfine sugar?


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nikinoonie Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 7:04pm
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not sure about drivert sugar, but i use bakers sugar which is supposedly superfine sugar. Or, if i run out, I just use regular old sugar and the cakes come out just fine. Good luck!

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luddroth Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 7:24pm
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Not sure what drivert sugar is.... When I need superfine sugar for fast dissolving or minimal grain, I do buzz it in the Cuisinart to make it into superfine. But if the recipe calls for superfine, be sure to measure it after the Cuisinart and not before.

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BlakesCakes Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 11:03pm
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Drivert sugar is an extra fine powdered sugar with no cornstarch and 8% invert sugar. It retains moisture more because of this.

I can't see it benefitting from more processing.


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sweetcakes Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:23am
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does any one have any recipes using drivert, i hear it makes the best petit four icing??

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scp1127 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:27am
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I use Cake Love book too. I was processing my sugar because superfine is not in my stores. One day I decided use the sugar as is, and I cannot tell the difference.

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