I have a way to get moisture out of a cake which I consider the secret part of my recepie and so don't include in my recepies. It is very simple.
When the cake is done I leave it out until the cake pan is real cool. Then leaving it uncovered I put the Chocolate Cake (you can use any kind)
in the refrigerator on the botton shelf for a day or two. The refrigerator pulls moisture out of any open foods in it. Thus it removes moisture from my cake since it is uncovered.. Never leave anything uncovered in refrigerator unless you want the refrigeator to remove moisture from it.
I then remove the cake from the refrigerator and cover with the iceing and return it uncovered to the bottom shelf of my refrigerator and leave it another day or two d epending on how I want it. I go by site~texture . It takes 2 to 4 days to remove moisture from cake this way so I usually make my Chocolate Fudge Cake a week before I need to serve and share it. It
is also one of the reasons my recepie is hard to duplicate.
If you leave a Chocolate Fudge Cake in the refrigerator uncovered too long it may come out like a Brownie, instead of a Chocolate Fudge Cake with Iceing, etc....
For my Trekken Double Chocolate Fudge Cake RECEPIE IN CAPITAL LETTERS, and the JOURNAL OF THE USSChocolattaa, how she turned into Chocolate and what happened to her go ~=O
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