Apple cake goes Soggy

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Cider Dave

Apple cake goes Soggy

Hi,

I've just bought Delia Cakes and it looks great. I've tried the apple cake and it came out well and went down really, really well with my wife (apparently one of the bet flavoured cakes she's had).

However the next day the whole cake had gone quite soggy (still tasted good), I suspect because the juice had come out of the apples.

The cake had been kept in a sealed tin. Would leaving it out have helped dry it? Did I put it in too soon?

Is there any other way I can prevent this?

thanks

David

P.S. I would have searched the discussions for this, but couldn't work out how. So sorry if this has been answered already.

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Christine M

apple cake

Hello - what kind of apples did you use. The apple cake recipe I use had breaburn eating apples in it
which break down less easily. I did once use baking apples and mine turned into a sort of pudding so perhaps thats the answer -and the mix is not too soft so that it supports the apple pieces

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Lindsey, Food Editor

For David - Apple Cake

Hello David,

Is that the Spiced Apple and Cider Cake or the Chunky Apple Cake and which apples did you use?

Thanks

Lindsey

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Cider Dave

Which Apples?

Hi Both of you and thanks so much for getting back to me.

It was the chunky apple cake and I used Bramley apples.

Someone else suggested that the use of cooking apples might be the issue. But they didn't seem to break up entirely i.e. you could still see the chunks of apple in the cake.

Also it was the one listed in the recipe, so sure it must work.

Thanks again,

David

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Apple Cake - For Cider Dave

Hello again,

As long as it is completely cold it can be stored in an airtight tin. I haven’t tried leaving it out but you could be right about that. When we tested it we kept the cake in the tin overnight then put the leftovers in the freezer and tried it again after defrosting and we were happy with the results.

We didn’t notice that it was any moister than on the day it was baked but perhaps you had juicier apples. This is a cake that is supposed to be very moist so it sounds like yours was perfect.

I will have a look next time I make it to see if I notice any difference.

Best wishes

Lindsey

 
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