I made a new cake today called a "Orange Dream Cake" from the Taste of Home Mom's best Meals 2007 issue and for some reason, each of the two 8" layers don't seem to rise as much as I'd expect. Each layer is about 1/4" thick.
Here is the recipe ...
2/3 cups butter, softened
1-1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 Tsp. grated Orange Peel
1 Tsp. Grated Lemon Peel
2 cups cake flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
I have a few questions -
Should this cake rise more than it did ?
If so, what could be some reasons why it didn't ?
Is there any way I can modify this recipe and/or procedure to make it rise more without changing the flavor ?
I've made numerous cakes before and have never had a problem so I'm thinking that the procedure is incorrect, or something was inadvertently omitted from the recipe.
I wanted to take this cake in for a function at work tomorrow but don't want to take it in if it doesn't rise any more. If I get some good recommendations, I'll try to make it again this afternoon or evening. Thank you very much.
HERE'S A LINK TO THE ACTUAL RECIPE AS WELL AS WHAT IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE ... http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Orange-Dream-Cake