Hi there, I’m new to this forum…
I have a question about a yellow butter cake as well as a pound cake I made last night.
Most of the cakes I’ve made have been sponge cakes, but I do make butter cakes sometimes. Last night I made a pound cake and I noticed as I was putting the batter in the pans there appeared to be black or dark streaks in the batter. I wasn’t sure if I was seeing things so I asked my wife to take a look and she thought it was just the lighting in the kitchen. Ok, then I made a couple of sponge cakes and didn’t notice anything… then I made a yellow butter cake and there they were again… only this time it was more obvious… there were really there and not just my imagination or the lighting
I was concerned if it was something from the bowl or paddle of my mixer (Kitchen Aid), but I don’t recall seeing it before and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t there when I made the sponge cakes.
Sorry for the long post… I’m just curious if anyone else has seen that… it’s probably either the (quality of) ingredients I was using or perhaps just poor technique on my part, maybe it’s from over mixing or ingredients at the wrong temp, I’m not sure… I was concerned it was metal or something harmful, maybe from the bowl or paddle (I did use the whisk attachment for sponge cakes and didn’t notice the streaks). The recipes weren’t from Rose’s book, maybe that’s where I went wrong
I’m hoping someone else has seen this or has an idea what it could be… Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!