I used this recipe recently but got feedback that it was too sweet. I must input that I used Silk vanilla soy milk to make buttermilk for this recipe since I couldn't use regular buttermilk.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups grated carrot $
- 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Can anyone tell me if by looking at this recipe you can tell it will be too sweet and if I can reduce the amount of sugar, omit coconut and crushed pineapples to lessen sweetness while possibly needing to increase some other ingredients? Is it possible the silk vanilla soy milk added more sugar to the cake than buttermilk would have?
I am not familiar with how to adjust recipes scientifically to produce an excellent cake. I just know that if x amount of liquid is removed more of some other ingredient must be added. Hope experienced bakers can help me :)