Once upon a time, I bought a box cake mix. My cousin bought the same type of box cake mix. We made our cakes. Her cake was moist and delicious. Mine was dry and worthy of being a door stopper. I was tramatized and it was decades before I even tried to bake a cake.
What was different? She used the recipe as a starting point, I followed the recipe exactly (or so I had thought). But there are other factors why following a recipe exactly as written may not give you the results you had expected.Read More