Frequent question: Why was my Madeira cake dry?

If you put too much flour in, the wet ingredients will absorb the flour leaving your cake dry and crumbly. Your cake can also end up dry if you don’t add enough butter or eggs. Make sure you follow the recipe correctly next time and always double check your oven temperature.

What makes a cake moist?

Sugar is hygroscopic, which means that it both attracts water and holds onto it, leading to a moist cake. If you reduce the necessary amount of sugar in a recipe, you’re also decreasing the cake’s ability to retain moisture.

Why is my cake moist but crumbly?

Reasons for a Crumbly Cake

One of the major reasons why your fruit cake is moist but crumbly is the gluten content of the flour you use to bake. … If your cake falls apart when cutting and you used all-purpose flour in your recipe, the high gluten content is why you have a cake that’s moist but crumbly.

What can I do with a dry crumbly cake?

How to Fix a Crumbly Cake

  1. When your cake comes out of the pan in pieces, use frosting to put it back together. Frost the torn edges, using a frosting spreader, and press the pieces back together. …
  2. Turn your crumbled cake into a trifle. …
  3. Drizzle flavored liquor over the pieces and let it soak into the cake.
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Does adding an extra egg make cake more moist?

Eggs + yolks: Extra YOLKS means more fat which gives the cake ultra moistness! Add the amount of eggs called for in the recipe but add two extra egg yolks. The extra yolks add the density and moisture you’d find in a bakery cake!

Should I add pudding to my cake mix?

Adding pudding to cake mix is always a great way to make your cake – or any baked goods – stay soft. It’s the secret to my Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies, for example. Sour cream also keeps the Doctored Cake Mix moist and lends a little bit of “tang” to the recipe.

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