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Mayo or Sour Cream in Cake?

post #1 of 18
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I got a suggestion to put mayo or sour cream in my cakes to make them moist. Is this true you can do this? Does it taste any different? How do you do this? Is there a different amount if you make cake from scratch or use a box mix? Thanks for any help!
post #2 of 18
Yes you can use up to 1/2 cup of either. Why not try my *original* WASC recipe for a moist, wonderful tasting cake? http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7445/the-original-wasc-cake-recipe
post #3 of 18
I use sour cream in my cake. Check out the WASC recipe in the recipe section. It calls for sour cream--a VERY popular recipe here. Don't know about mayo.
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post #4 of 18
In my experience, real mayonnaise dries out a cake, however if you use salad dressing ( miracle whip) that does the trick. They make something most people call a mayonnaise cake, it was my mother-in-law's specialty, however the recipe always called for miracle whip not actually mayonnaise. And yes, there is a BIG difference in the two when you make a cake. The sour cream does the trick to. Another way to make a cake really moist is to switch the oil out and use applesauce instead. Makes a cake super moist and is something I do all the time. Hope this helps icon_smile.gif
post #5 of 18
Sour cream is a staple for most of my cakes...never tried mayo.
Christy

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post #6 of 18
I use Sour cream all the time in for my 3D cakes.I use the durable chocolate cake recipe here which calls for SC..Excellent!!

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post #7 of 18
I use sour cream also! thumbs_up.gif
post #8 of 18
Sour cream most of the time. I've made the chocolate mayonnaise (not miracle whip) cake off and on over the years, scratch and box versions and they're always well liked by family and friends. I don't think I'd use mayonnaise in a customer cake though.
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post #9 of 18
Sour cream works well. Do not be concern about the sour cream taste if you know people don't like it. I have made this for many family members who don't like sour cream. I never told them. They ranted and raved about how moist all my cakes are. I have now become the official cake baker and been told that I need a bakery. LOL
post #10 of 18
Would you always have to add extra sugar as in the WASC cake or would it taste just as good if you just added sour cream to a regular cake batter (not WASC recipe)?
post #11 of 18
All of my cakes have either sour cream or yogurt, depending on the flavor - makes it YUMMY!

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post #12 of 18
I have a chocolate cake recipe that contains mayo and it is the best chocolate cake I have ever had - very moist! It's from the Sky High baking book:
http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/sky-high-triple-chocolate-fudge-cake/
I omit the cinnamon though as I don't like the taste of it in this cake!
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post #13 of 18
I've used both. Sour cream sometimes (if too much) tends to make a cake gummy, so you have to be careful. I always use mayo in my chocolate cake. No offense to the other poster, but I don't agree that mayo will dry out a cake, after all, mayo is made from oil and eggs.
post #14 of 18
I have used sour cream in my cakes, and in a pinch if I'm short a egg or two I have used mayo.
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by stlcakelady

I've used both. Sour cream sometimes (if too much) tends to make a cake gummy, so you have to be careful. I always use mayo in my chocolate cake. No offense to the other poster, but I don't agree that mayo will dry out a cake, after all, mayo is made from oil and eggs.



I totally agree! Mayo seems to especially enhance chocolate cake. (I've also used it in red velvet--we like it with a bit more chocolate than some folks.) The only time it didn't work for me was when I was out of real mayo and used Miracle Whip.
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