I’m not sure whether this question belongs here in the Cakes forum or if it belongs in the Equipment forum, but anyway, here goes.
I know that Rose’s recipes in the Cake Bible were developed for a planetary mixer like a KA. They’re a different mixing technique from most other cake recipes that you see. A KA is a powerful mixer and can develop a cake’s structure in a very short period of time so the mixing times for the cakers are about 1 - 3 minutes.
I love my Magic Mill mixer (AKA Electrolux DLX). It makes the smoothest batters and doughs you’ve ever seen with its scraper & roller system. But it’s a much more gentle process than a KA, so the mixing times for cake batters don’t work with a Magic Mill. But…. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been disappointed with Rose’s cakes when I’ve used the MM. The cakes just crumble and fall apart, leaving me to think that they had insufficient structure developed.
So I’m wondering if Rose (or anyone) has any advice as to how to adjust the mixing times for use with a Magic Mill mixer. I’m sure that part of the problem is that I don’t really know how to tell (or even if there is a way to tell) when enough structure has been developed.
I’d really appreciate some help/advice… I love baking cakes and would bake more if I had more confidence in the process with my Magic Mill.
Thanks in advance for any help!