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Trying to figure out a recipe for cakes that a lady sells on the side so she will not share the recipe. I come from a family of bakers so we are stumped. Her cakes almost wet. They are heavy and have a great flavor. We only know it was her grandma recipe. So far we have tried cakes from scratch and boxed. Some of the various ingredients and maybe we have used it but not the correct amounts to get the results. Mayonnaise,sour cream, yogurt, butter, shortening, buttermilk,vegetable oil and one other attempt of simple syrup after baking. The syrup didn't have the moistness or vanilla flavor we are looking for. We are hoping for some other ideas. Any are appreciated. Thanks Chris

Chris - from Galveston, IN

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