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Vanilla Yellow Cake Tastes...Watery????

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I have a simple sponge cake recipe that always turns out, no brainer really. This morning we made a batch and the batter was a bit off, and after tasting the cake, it tasted watery. The crumb and texture were perfect. But the taste was off. We are sure all of the ingredients were present and correctly mesured. Obviously we did something wrong. To help identify it, what would leave a cake watery tasting?

 

Thanks 

 

JackL

post #2 of 5

Please post the recipe that you used ..

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you for responding...here is the recipe,,,
 
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/4 cups 2% milk
10 tablespoons butter, cubed
 
In large bowl, beat eggs on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick
and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is
light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder;
gradually add to batter; beat at low speed until smooth.
In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter just until butter is
melted. Gradually add to batter; beat just until combined.
Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-16 servings.
post #4 of 5

Although it is a well-received Hot Milk Cake recipe on numerous sites, if you don't like the taste, try reducing the amount of milk slightly to 1 cup and upping the vanilla to 2 teaspoons. Other than that, you may have to try another variation to the recipe ..for example ..

 

 

HOT MILK CAKE
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
8 oz butter
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks I will try the modified recipe. However, I have the first recipe before and it turned out great. I was wondering if there was a common mistake (that I might have made) that produces a watery-tasting cake.

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