Chocolate cake made with oil is sticky and gluey
Posted: 19 August 2014 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everyone!

I am a seasoned baker and lately I’ve tried several chocolate cake recipes using oil or melted butter (I don’t have a problem with using regular unsalted butter in recipes).  These recipes were followed exactly and they came out perfectly baked and moist, but they tasted very sticky and gluey.  The cake would just stick to the roof of my mouth!  Awful texture!

Can anyone explain what happened?

I prefer to make chocolate cake and carrot cakes with oil and all other cakes with room temp butter. 

Here are the recipes I tried - they all came out sticky - and I did use the toothpick test

http://www.marthastewart.com/356078/hersheys-chocolate-cupcakes

https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipe-details.aspx?id=184&name=HERSHEY’S-PERFECTLY-CHOCOLATE-Chocolate-Cake

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/beattys-chocolate-cake-recipe.html


TIA! (thanks in advance)

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Posted: 19 August 2014 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi FRESHKID - thanks for the detailed response and suggestions.  I’m sorry you weren’t able to view the last link as I checked all of them before posting and they were fine, must be a glitch!

What is your own method of mixing, if you don’t mind to share?

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Posted: 20 August 2014 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Here is another cake recipe similar to those you’ve referenced. 

http://addapinch.com/cooking/the-best-chocolate-cake-recipe-ever/#.Uk-DH9JtjOA

I first made it before discovering Rose.  It came out very good but I felt it wasn’t quite there.  I just made it yesterday, this time with 2/3 all purpose bleached and 1/3 cake flour.  I also used dutch processed cocoa and processed the sugar to super fine. I used baking bands and baked with convection.  I feel it came out perfect with a fine delicate crumb.  The cake was a bit tacky to the touch but I didn’t find it gummy or sticking to the roof of my mouth.  This recipe uses more flour and baking powder than the others. Perhaps that contributed to the better result.  Anyway, I feel I really nailed it.  Of course I could do it tomorrow exactly as I did yesterday and gotten worse results.  Who knows. smile

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