Sorry this post will have no pictures…keep reading though! 🙂
I bake all my cakes from scratch. I use recipes and quality ingredients, but sometimes, just sometimes…even using great ingredients and recipes makes for bad cake! I spent the day yesterday testing recipes. I searched high and low on the internet looking for highly-rated cake recipes. When I found them, I printed them out. Then I chose a few to bake. I’m not sure why so many people liked this particular yellow cake recipe. One of the yellow cakes I tested was spit-out-of-your-mouth nasty…and it actually had a really high rating…by a lot of people!
I’ve been getting a few complaints that my cakes have good flavor, but are a little on the dry side. I heard it especially, about my white cake, so that prompted the search. After a few failures (yellow cake), I have found THE PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE! The flavor, texture and moisture-level are perfect…it’s superb! I also tested a white cake that I really love too! The flavor is almost like an angel food cake, but a little denser and it’s pretty darn moist too!
See, texture is key in stacked cakes. While it would be nice to have a soft, fall-apart-melt-in-your-mouth cake, it’s really hard to layer and stack a cake like that! Sides bulge, they crumble when torted, and they squish when stacking…makes a decorator’s life a nightmare! 🙂 So, I’m trying to find a happy medium!
Back to baking…