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What happened to my cake ?


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What happened to my cake ?

bw2082 | Jul 10, 2012 08:56 PM

Baking gurus, I need your help. This is the recipe I used:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature (3/4 stick)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2/3 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup fresh blueberries
Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling

You're supposed to cream the butter and sugar together, add the eggs, the sour cream, and then the dry. All went well and looked normal when I put it in the cake pan. However, when I cut the cake after it cooled, I could immediately see that something was awry. The cake was dark inside like the color of graham crackers. The texture was also funky; it was almost as if I had used cornmeal in the recipe. It had a texture very similar to corn bread. I've made this recipe before and never had any problems like this. I did buy a new bag of flour today that said all purpose, bleached, and enriched. What in the world would cause this problem that I had? Is it the flour or did I do something wrong?

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