Devil’s Food Cake from RHC Came Out Dry (I think)...
Posted: 11 January 2012 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi Everyone,

I appreciate any advice you can offer…I made the Devil’s Food Cake for RHC last evening: 1.5X batter amount, no change in baking soda, 7” round pans w/cake circles (3 pans with some left over batter).  When they were “almost done”, I left it in for 5 minutes more, but when I went to take them out they were pulled away from the sides by about 1/8”.  Of course the domes flattened out on cooling and the cake shrunk by about 1/4-3/8” around.  After cooling a little piece fell off and I tried it…it seemed fairly dry…“like give me a glass of milk” dry.  I followed the directions to a T (have the updated version), covered the chocolate, etc…

Is this normal?  Did I overbake by a lot?  Will the flavor be balanced out with the cherries and ganache?  Should I start all over or try a different recipe (if so, which would you recommend)?  This is my first paying order and I don’t want to mess it up.

Thank you so much for any advice you can offer!
Allie

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