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What makes the cake moist?

Last Updated: 29th March, 2020

Don't Forget the Sugar
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.

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Also question is, what makes a 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! Milk: Add MILK, not water, when your box mix calls for liquid.

Secondly, which ingredient makes cake soft? Buttermilk has a high acidic content which breaks down the gluten in flour, thus making cakes softer. If you are going to use buttermilk in a recipe which does not include baking soda, consider adding a little bit of baking soda to the recipe.

Keeping this in consideration, what makes the cake moist and fluffy?

Whisking butter and sugar together is one essential tip to make the cake spongy, fluffy and moist. Whisk butter and sugar for long until the mixture becomes pale yellow and fluffy because of incorporation of air. The process is known as creaming.

What does moist cake mean?

The definition of moist is something that is damp or a little wet. An example of moist is a cake that is spongy and not dry.

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