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post #1 of 25
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Hello all!

I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the correct place but...I was just wondering if anyone had a fool proof cake recipe? I've gone through a whole bag of flour (the 5 pound ones) yesterday and my cakes aren't turning out right! The cakes are either as hard as a rock or they just break apart when I pick it up! oh! and I had one that had this hard looking crust at the bottom of the cake (where the batter was sitting in the pan).

(you can probably tell that I'm a total newbie with baking icon_razz.gif )

thanks in advance!
post #2 of 25
I'm a total fan of box mixes. Try searching for doctored cake mixes, which start with a box. They seem to have much better results.
post #3 of 25
What kind of flour are you using? Is your baking powder fresh? The doctored recipes that start with a box mix are really good!
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by ilovemylittleone

I'm a total fan of box mixes. Try searching for doctored cake mixes, which start with a box. They seem to have much better results.



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post #5 of 25
How about posting a recipe you used and let us look it over.
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post #6 of 25
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Try putting an oven thermometer in your oven just to make sure it's accurate. Maybe the actual internal temp is too high. I had the exact same problem as you in the beginning (yeah, that's just a few months ago..lol). Cake after cake after cake icon_cry.gif

Thankfully, CC taught me the flower nail method (plus I use the strips) and I haven't had a problem since icon_biggrin.gif

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post #7 of 25
I swear one day I am going to learn how to use this darn "quote" thingy!!!!! icon_confused.gif
post #8 of 25
I think that using cake flour is very important and it makes a big difference in the texture of the cake. Also I like using recipes that whip egg whites separately and are folded in to the batter. They seem to come out lighter and fluffier like cake mixes.

I think you're doing the right thing by practicing your cakes until you find the recipes that work for you.

DianaJJ
post #9 of 25
a baking stone has made all the difference in the world for me. I never baked a thing (I should clearify, an edible thing) in my life up until a little less than a year ago. I was horrible up until my husband bought me the Bakewise cookbook.

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post #10 of 25
the wasc recipe is pretty fool proof.
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post #11 of 25
Is your oven working? It sounds like it could be more than just your abilities or your flour.

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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by noahsmummy

the wasc recipe is pretty fool proof.



It WAS considered fool proof until it met me !! icon_lol.gif
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post #13 of 25
lol ohhh dont tell me that! ive actually never tried it myself, but will be this week! im always hearing how great it is...

another one is the cake mix extender recipe on this site, ive used that a few times and its come out beautifully. and that was when i was a TOTAL newbie.. i.e i did i 2 tire cake without any support whatsoever..=/ and its was a heavy bastard.. that was using the extender mix and it held up... (thank gosh)
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post #14 of 25
I like to use the WASC. . Hope it will be helpful.
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post #15 of 25
This might seem dumb, but what does WASC mean? I have seen this several times and I keep wondering what it means. Can someone please tell me? Thanks icon_redface.gif
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