I was very enthusiastic about this cake because of the excellent ratings it received. Since my cakes are always coarse and grainy, I figured even I couldn't ruin this recipe. Initally, it was dry and coarse. My 2nd try produced a slightly better texture. On the 3rd try, I switched to the "One bowl, quick method." I put all my dry ingredients in the bowl first then added the butter and a little liquid;throughly mixed the batter. Then added the eggs, flavoring and remaining liquid. That did the trick. I acheived the texture that I wanted, moist and velvety. As for the flavor, my family raved over it, even on the 1st two tries when it was coarse and dry. I thought the flavor was just okay. It is a good basic cake recipe and I will use it again, though I agree with Susan, it is not the perfect cake recipe. I will continue my search. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it is a keeper.
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I was very enthusiastic about this cake because of the excellent ratings it received. Since...