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mumu33



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject: dense cake Reply with quote

Can any one tell me what makes a dense cake and what makes a light and fluffy cake? Is it the ingr. you use or the time of mixing it. Box cakes are light and fluffy any way to make it denser.


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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cake mixes are designed to make light fluffy airy cakes just about no matter how bad the baker mangles things. about the only way I can think of to turn a cloud fluffy mix into a brick is mix it up and let it sit on the counter for 4-6 hours before baking.

if you want a dense cake finish, I'd start with some of the ole' fashion recipes - getting a "light" batter in those recipes was very depending on beating / whipping air into the batter.....
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: dense cake Reply with quote

Thanks for the help!

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