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Emergency cake help please!

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womblingalong Thu 02-Oct-08 19:05:35

Just about to make old fashioned choc cake from Nigella's Feast, checked recipe and it calls for soured cream, I have none, would natural yoghurt work? This is for a birthday cake for sis for tomorrow, and I haven't got time to pop to the shops?

combustiblelemon Thu 02-Oct-08 19:20:26

Bump for cake help (I hate to think of anything getting in the way of chocolate cake)

bellavita Thu 02-Oct-08 19:22:09

if you have some lemon juice - add this to the yoghurt - will make a perfect sub.

littlelapin Thu 02-Oct-08 19:22:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Overmydeadbody Thu 02-Oct-08 19:23:39

You could judt have a look for a chocolate cake that doesn't require soured cream?

oopsacoconut Thu 02-Oct-08 19:25:50

Yes you can use yoghurt but mix in a teaspoon of bicarb first 1 cup yog + 1 tsp bicarb - it makes it slightly sour and fizzy or you could use cup milk + 3tbsp lemon juice + 3 tbsp melted butter.

Not tried the milk one but botbcome from myrecipe subsitiue book.

Hope it works

workstostaysane Thu 02-Oct-08 19:49:18

yoghurt plus lemon juice works for me.

womblingalong Thu 02-Oct-08 20:15:05

OH thanks all, just popped up to put DD to bed, so sorry for not respnding sooner. Loads of ideas here.

That book sounds brilliant oopsacoconut, what is it called?

OMDB - that's a good idea, however, all the recipes in that book call for slightly unusual ingredients, i just don't have knocking around e.g 300g marmalade or nutella or horlicks etc. Have you got a recipe you'd recommend?

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