Good suggestions so far.
As for sour cream, does anyone know how it affects the cake "taste wise"
I also have read a little more and saw where some suggest jello pudding mix as well. It is hard to imagine how these 2 ingredients would affect the taste.
A side question (as me and my wife had a disagreement on this). What do you do with the cake after you make it and see it is not what you really wanted?
My suggestion was to throw it in the trash, as no one will want just "cake".
Her suggestion was to make buttercream and go ahead and take it to work so that we are not wasting money.
I felt that we are wasting more money (and time) by either making buttercream or buying icing and giving it to people just to eat. Why waste more money?
I couldn't get her to see my side, and I couldn't see hers. LOL
I am trying to really nail this down for my 2nd attempt as to not "waste" more money. I also am going to need to increase the size as it doesn't even fill 2 8x2 pans at all.
I have also used apple sauce to make a cake more dense. It does NOT make it taste "appley", at all.
When I have extra cake I wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, pop it in the freezer for later use. Never know, you may have "extra" frosting left over in the near future. I also like to make cake balls out of the extra cake. I throw away A LOT of cake, and HATE doing it, so if I can find anything else to do with it I will.