I made a yellow cake for my wife's birthday yesterday and it came out fine except that I thought it was a bit tough/dense. Not dry or overcooked. Recipe had four eggs, 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of butter, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup milk and the usual other stuff (salt, baking powder, vanilla).
Might a denser crumb be the nature of this cake/recipe (e.g., nobody expects a light, airy carrot cake)? Or might I have mixed the batter too much/too long with my new Kitchen Aide mixer (a definite possibility)?