Monday, March 18, 2013

Brown Betty's Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

This cake was kind of a disappointment.  It's the 2nd cake I made from my newest cookbook, The Brown Betty Cookbook.  The first recipe I made from this book was a sour cream poundcake and I did not care for that one either.  The cookbook received such rave reviews on Amazon so I'm not sure what to think.  But this cake is not bad, it's just....eh.  The texture is definitely not a light, fluffy, chocolate layer cake.  It's very dense like a poundcake.  You can tell in my last photo that parts of the cake were downright fudgy. It was kind of difficult to tell when this cake was done.  I'm usually pretty good at removing my cake layers at exactly the right time.  Parts of this cake seemed done but the middle did not.  I even had my cake bands around the outside of my 3 pans.  It's not a dry cake, just kind of dense & crumbly texture.  Not my thing for a layer cake.  I would not make this recipe again.  Hopefully, the next recipe I choose from this book will be a success.
 








 
 

8 comments:

What's Baking?? said...

It's a tall cake and it looks moist. U sure u r not going to make this again? How's t taste? Looks good to me.

pinkfrosting_xo said...

This is the perfect cake! I would to try it. Your blog is amazing and I love your photos of your yummy food. Maybe you can check out my blogs and follow each other? xo

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Anonymous said...

But this cake is gorgeous and looks ever so moist! I jut like cakes that are dense too, so I have to try this one. How did you say it tasted?!

What's Baking?? said...

I don't mind having a slice though. It looks moist and chocolaty which should taste wonderful. A tall and beautiful cake.

Anonymous said...

Your cake is absolutely gorgeous. When I saw it, I knew it would be my birthday cake and also be on my Christmas dessert table. Sorry you were not pleased with the look of it, but this is what I look for. An old-fashioned, homemade cake, moist and dense. Your cake produced a picture-perfect slice, worthy of comment and a place in my recipe collection.

Heidi said...

Oh I agree that this is a PRETTY cake. I just don't care for the taste or texture that much. I have 2 or 3 other chocolate cake recipes that are out of this world and super easy too. This cake wasn't horrible and it was gobbled right up but I'm really fussy about my cakes and I just was not wowed by this one.

Anonymous said...

I also recently made this cake from the Brown Betty cookbook and was very disappointed especially given the reviews on Amazon. I made two cakes out of the cookbook that day. The pound cake with lemon icing and this chocolate one. I have never thrown a cake away and I threw the chocolate one away. I agree with you, it was dry and not because it was over cooked. The pound cake was good and enjoyed by everyone, but I have other recipes for both cakes that will remain as my go-to recipe.