Moist Cake Recipe And Filling For A Fondant Cake
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
I am looking for a moist cake recipe and a tasty filling for my fondant cake. My question is can we use any kind of cake recipe for use with fondant?
I have heard that pound cakes are the best but I it turns out to be a bit dry especially with only one layer of butter cream icing in between the layers.
Can I use jams and other different type of filling? I am scared that if I use different frosting other then butter cream icing the fondant might sag because of moisture.
I plan to use butter cream icing for covering the but can I use other icing or jams in between layers. Will it sag or destroy the fondant? and what can we do to make fondant cakes more tasty and less dry ? Lorelie's Response Hi Afzia, Sure you can use other cakes besides pound. I use carrot and chocolate cakes all the time when making fondant wedding cakes.
Here is the best carrot recipe that I use and it is VERY moist and delicious. You can fill the layers with cream cheese filling just make sure that you build a dam of butter cream icing around the edges as it will help to hold the cake together.
I also use this chocolate buttermilk recipe almost exclusively. This particular one is VERY moist. It is an oil based recipe.
You will need to work with frozen cakes to keep it all together as you are filling and frosting, especially with this recipe.
You may want to go with a butter based cake like this chocolate stout recipe with a chocolate ganache. The butter based ones are great at room temperature but as you learned from the pound cakes they tend to be drier than an oil based recipe.
If you want to try using a jam just make sure that you do the dam of buttercream. Why not try adding the jam to the buttercream frosting, it makes a nice filling. Or adding fresh raspberries to buttercream for a yummy filling for a chocolate cake.
The filling will not cause your fondant to sag. Moisture from your refrigerator however can cause sagging fondant. To prevent this leave the finished cakes out once you place the fondant on. The fondant will get slick and start to bead up with moisture if the cake is stored in the fridge but it the surface will eventually dry.
NEW: Some decorators say that Satin Ice Fondant can be refrigerated without a problem.
Cake decorating is a tricky business and I notice that everyone has their own techniques that work for them. These are just suggestions and have worked for me over the years, I hope my tips can help you out. Thanks for visiting:-)
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