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Old 06-23-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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Making cakes moist

Does anyone have any ideas on how to make a cake moist while still keeping it lowfat and flavorful?


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Old 06-23-2008, 11:23 AM   #2
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Are you talking about creating your own recipe? I don't usually fiddle with tested cake recipes, but I've heard that applesauce can be used in place of fats.

Have you googled low fat cake recipe?
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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same thing I would have said, VeraBlue!

Another thing you can do is use 2 cake pans, and when you assemble it, rather than using a high fat frosting or cream filling, use a mash of fresh berries instead.
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
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You can always drizzle a simple syrup over the finished product, too..
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:05 PM   #5
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Apple sauce is a good addition, sweetens as well. Friend of mine uses pre-made sugar-free pudding, I'll try to get her to give me the trick/recipe.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:07 PM   #6
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Add sour cream... or extra oil.... While perhaps not "low fat" it really makes them moist!
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:37 PM   #7
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My wifes grandmother uses strawberry jam in her cakes to moisten them. She is one of those country grand mothers who wins all the cooking awards at the local competitions.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:36 PM   #8
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Does anyone have any ideas on how to make a cake moist while still keeping it lowfat and flavorful?

Ah, finally, the culinary oxymoron ---
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:20 AM   #9
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There are several variations of cakes that might fit your criteria:

Low-fat cake recipes
Applesauce cake recipes
Yogurt cake recipes
Sour-cream cake recipes
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:38 PM   #10
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Yogurt or sour cream (can be fat-free or low fat), or buttermilk.
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