Try This Simple Trick for Beautifully Moist Cakes: Great British Bake off Style.
Photo by Karly Gomez
How many times has this happened to you: you spend hours in the kitchen slaving over a hot bowl of cake mix, only to end up with a dough that’s drier than a british comedy special. You smother it with frosting and hope for the best, but you think some of your friends may have noticed.
Luckily there’s an easy baking hack to get spot-on moist cake every time-- sour cream! Just replace half the milk or water in your recipe with sour cream, and watch your oven churn out flavorful delicacies the likes of which you’ve never tasted.
Now the extra heft of the sour cream is in danger of weighing down your cake, which is no good at all. To put the final spin on your delectable creation, simply add half a teaspoon of baking soda for every 8 ounces of sour cream. Voila-- perfect cake every time! And when your friends ask how you got such a rich, flavorful batter, we won’t tell them how easy it was with this trick. That can be our little secret.
If you liked that quick baking hack, check out our Damn Delicious Desserts Cookbook in the Happies store. It's full of time saving tips and tricks to make you a badass baking boss!