Hey, Jenn, am I correct that you once mentioned using an alternate mixing method for the cake part than what’s in the book? I think Rose revised for a less tender cake, perhaps?
Yes I did the alternate mixing methog as Rose specified on her blog. She modified it because she felt the original recipe is too tender. My cake turned out to be a bit dense - denser than I’d like them to be. It taste good but I think I’d prefer a fluffier cake.
However, all the other Heavenly Cake Bakers who made this cake use the method in the book and I don’t really hear any complaints.
One of the bakers, Hanaa, actually came up with a modified mixing method that seem to produce a somewhere in between texture (not as tender as the book but not as dense as the blog’s). Here’s the link to her post:
Her reasoning for her change makes sense and I’m very intrigued with her method and want to try it for next time. Oh I should also mention that both Marie and Woody tried her cake and they loved the texture as well.
Jenn!!!!! How could you possibly have made ANY cake twice and still have baked as much as you have through the book????? I am tripping!
Anne, LOL, keep in mind that I barely bake anything else from other books. I’ve only made 6 cakes from TCB, 7 if you count that I made the Black Forest twice. From PP&B I’ve made very few as well. And let’s not talk about other authors - though I own other cookbooks I haven’t made anything from them. Also another thing is I pretty much bake every weekend since October 2009. From RHC, here are the list of repetitions:
Upside Down Apple Cake - 3 times
Almond Shamah Chiffon - 2 times
Chocolate Butter Cupcakes - 2 times
Lemon Poppy-Seed Sour Cream Cake - 2 times
Genoise Rose - 3 times (twice failed, 3rd attempt was successful)
Hungarian Jansci Torta - 2 times
I do want to repeat the Apple Charlotte, Saint Honore Trifle, and Marionberry Shortcakes again sometime this summer. They were so good and among the top ranked in the house.
I wish I can make more from TCB, PP&B. Especially now I own Rose’s Christmas Cookies and just purchased Rose’s Celebration. But they all have to wait as I want to finish RHC. I have 23 cakes left, Anne! 23!! So exciting!!! If I count the weekends (minus a couple of weekends that I’m out of town), I should be done by the end of September - marking 2 whole years, .