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chocolate butter cake worries

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Thread Starter 
hi everyone! I need some help! I have a cake I am making for a 3 year olds birthday party. The flavours for the cake are chocolate and strawberry with buttercream. It will be a 2 tier fairy theme cake. The chocolate cake and stawberry cake recipes I am experimenting with are butter cake. It tastes amazing; its moist and velvety. I used cake flour instead of all purpose as well. Im just worried its too moist/soft for fondant. Any suggestions? Will it work?
post #2 of 10

When you build cake tiers, you must use supports inside.  That way the cake sits on supports and does not squish the cake(s) underneath.

 

Please do a CC or google search for "cake dowel support" and follow the links.  You can stop worrying about the softness of the cake or the filling when you use proper supports.

post #3 of 10
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Thank you for replying @BakingIrene! I will definitely use the dowel support method icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 10
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So I tried the chocolate butter cake recipe and it was so moist that when I pick it up after cooling it broke. I tried 3 times....no success.  I now have more than enough cake for cake pops but still on a hunt for a good sturdy chocolate cake recipe.
 

Any suggestions??

post #5 of 10
The recipe on the side of the herseys baking cocoa container has been a no-fail for me.
post #6 of 10
I've never tried this recipe but it gets high reviews

www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Double-Chocolate-Layer-Cake-101275

It is very rich. Maybe to rich for kids.
Edited by kazita - 5/9/13 at 3:10pm
post #7 of 10
The original recipe called for APF but you used cake flour. That could be your problem right there.
post #8 of 10
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I've never tried this recipe but it gets high reviews

www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Double-Chocolate-Layer-Cake-101275

It is very rich. Maybe to rich for kids.

I used to make that same recipe at my cafe. It is super rich, but only because the ganache is pretty intense. I've used the cake part for a kids party but with a milder buttercream. The kiddos liked it.
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I've never tried this recipe but it gets high reviews
 
www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Double-Chocolate-Layer-Cake-101275

It is very rich. Maybe to rich for kids.

I second that.  The double chocolate cake from Epicurious is fantastic.  But I discovered The Deluxe Devil's food cake on the Softasilk cake flour box tastes almost exactly the same, and is even easier to make.  It is my go to.  It never fails, and i have halved it, double it, stacked it and carved it.  it is very chocolatey and moist, but not dense.  

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post #10 of 10
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Thank you so much!  I will definitely try these out and see which one works best for me!  :)

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