Just pulled them out of the oven! I used butter instead of shortening and increased the flour to 3 cups since it was very "liquidy." I also used 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder instead of 3 teaspoons. That's a joke - 3 teaspoons IS one tablespoon! Lol! Anyway, the batter tasted heavenly. They rose well and baked up with a nice firm crumb. Nothing at all resembling corn bread! They had a larger crumb, not a fine one, so I think that may be where people are getting the cornbread thing from. They tasted wonderful! My friend was here when I pulled the out of the oven and he suggested more butter. Next time I will put a teaspoon of butter flavoring in them to see if that makes a difference. I was going for more of a butter cake than a yellow cake though so that's why I was thinking more butter flavor. They held up well to being filled with ganache and I think it is a nice, basic, versatile cake recipe that I will add to my arsenal for sure! I see it as a perfect blank canvas to make my own variations with - a good, solid contender!
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Just pulled them out of the oven! I used butter instead of shortening and increased the flour...