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LOOKING FOR A DENSE CAKE

My son is graduating in December and I’m making a cake with a couple of books – since I will need to do some carving, I’m looking for a recipe for a dense cake – like the ones used for weddings – I’m open to all suggestions. Thanks!

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Denaes3dcakes ...

The best I have found is called Mud cake, there are tons of recipes on the net for it.

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

Thank you so much – Í’ll check it out.

Tammy ...

i use a doctored cake recipe for white almond sour cream cake (wasc) they have a chocolate version too.

WASC
by Rebecca Sutterby

2 boxes white cake mix
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp salt

2 and 2/3 cups water
1/4 cup vegetable oil (= 4 Tbsp)
2 tsp real vanilla
2 tsp almond extract
2 cups (16 oz) sour cream
8 large egg whites

Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together with a wire whisk. Add the remaining ingredients and beat on a low speed for 2 minutes. Bake at 325 degrees until cake tests done.

Bunny’s Chocolate Sour Cream Cake (BCSC)

2 boxes chocolate fudge (or Devil’s Food) cake mix
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp salt

2 2/3 cups water
1 cup canola oil
1 Tbsp real vanilla
2 cups (16 oz) sour cream
3/4 cup cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s cocoa.)
6 large eggs

Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together with a wire whisk. Add the remaining ingredients and beat on a low speed for 2 minutes. Bake at 325 degrees until cake tests done.

These recipes makes:
One 14” round and one 6” round or
One 16” round or
One 12” round and one 10” round or
One 12 X 18” sheet cake or
One 12” round and one 8” round and one 6” round or
Two 9" squares

Half the recipe makes:
Two 8” rounds or
Two 6” rounds and 6 cupcakes

Double the recipe makes:
one 18" round + one 10" round
all 4 sizes in the Wilton petal pan set

One fourth the recipe makes:
two 6" rounds

Hope this helps! both are delicious!!

Sarah F ...

I use Magnolia Bakery’s vanilla cake recipe. Really dense and super easy to carve.

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

Thank you to all of you for getting back to me – it is much appreciated. I will be trying out these recipes. :))))

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

By any chance do you know where I can find the the Magnolia Bakery’s vanilla cake recipe?

Sarah F ...

Sorry I didnt see you asked about the recipe. Thanks Cat, that is the one I use. It translates into cake very well. For the recipe listed I do 1.5x the recipe to get either 2 8inch pans (3 inches high) or 1 1/2 sheet pan filled.

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

Thank you SO much. I appreciate all the responses – I will definitely try this recipe – it sounds awesome! :))))