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Topic: I tried to bake some cake, but have a question :)  (Read 4841 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2011 12:51:13 PM »

Little owl, I think it's important to have the ingredients at room temperature. Maybe adding maybe around 3 Tablespoons of milk (room temp) would help and or a bit less sugar. Hope this helps. Either way those cakes look Delicious.
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2011 03:19:42 PM »

If you want a lighter cake, try a simple white cake recipe, like this one. You can add food colouring, candied fruit, crushed nuts, cocoa powder, just about anything! The few times I've made cake, I've used a small rubber spatula for mixing the batter.

Also, all-purpose flour varies from country to country. Here in Canada, you can use it to make bread (according to my bread machine's manual), but in the USA, all-purpose flour is different and you MUST use bread flour. So I agree with Nightowl that you should try to use cake flour (sometimes called pastry flour).

I think your yogurt cake looks really good! I like Smallhold's idea of putting jam on it. Mmmm, strawberry jam, yes, and eat the cake for breakfast Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2011 05:30:28 PM »

Little Owl, if you used a kind of yoghurt, it's already got some acidity in that. It takes just a lillte.
Grated orange- or lemonpeel is fantastic too. Adds acidity and makes a delicious cake.

Go on, decorate that cake. Slice in half, fill with jam and spoon a light frosting on top.
Could be onto a winner here  Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2011 08:31:53 PM »

Sounds like a pound cake recipe and they are dense. If you want it lighter, I would cut back on the sugar and add some baking powder. Make sure you cream the sugar and butter well before adding one egg at a time. Then fold in the dry ingredients. It will take a while but don't rush it.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2011 08:41:16 PM »

I second using a cake flour.  I do a lot of baking at home (breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, etc.).  Using cake flour really makes a difference.
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011 08:53:15 PM »

Here's link that will tell you all about how the ingredients in a cake work together.

http://www.joyofbaking.com/ButterCakes.html

I always feel if you know how it works then you can make anything work.
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011 09:26:45 PM »



I always feel if you know how it works then you can make anything work.

Couldn't agree more.
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2011 10:53:37 PM »

Excellent advice!
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2011 05:56:20 AM »

Actually, self-rising flour is flour with baking POWDER and salt added. If your s-r flour isn't an ancient bag, it should work just fine. But this probably isn't your problem. It's most likely the curd adding too much liquid. I would use less.
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2011 07:50:26 AM »

Wow -you've gotten TONS of great advice!.  My observation is that from your pictures it looks as if your cake rose just fine, so I doubt the "rising" is your problem. I am not familiar with baking with curd but my hunch is that might be what is making you unsure about the results.  Keep on practicing- there are zillions of cake recipes out there and I know you will finally settle on one that you love!
  Also - wanted to mention to Alexus, I still use my grandmothers bread recipes (she was from New Brunswick) - they all call for regular flour and that is what I use (in the US)- not bread flour.  Maybe it's different if you use a machine?
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