So I have a recipe from my Grandma who has passed and I cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong, looking for help!! If I can't figure this out, this recipe goes with her. This was the cake my whole family grew up on for birthdays. The recipe is as follows:
1 cup cake flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 12 eggs (separate whites and yolks), 1 cup sugar (divided 1/2 cup each), 1 grated chocolate candy bar.
Grate chocolate bar add to flour and baking powder set aside.
Take 1/2 sugar and add to 12 yolks, beat until creamy. Beat whites, slowly add sugar. Fold egg whites into yolks. Then fold in flour mix. Bake in pre-heated oven at 325°.
Now my issue is that it fell half way through baking. Once I took out and cut it, it appeared the top half almost perfect but the bottom half was very dense.
For one thing, you have no shortening (butter, oil, Crisco), which is unusual for a cake and twelve eggs seems like an awful lot for only one cup of sugar and one cup of flour. What type cake is it supposed to be, pound cake, chiffon cake, sponge? Maybe we could have it you describe how it turned out when your grandmother made it.
Jmp1984, you probably will not be able to reply on this post. If not, just start a new thread and refer back to this one.