Cake – My cake is moist but crumbly


I have always used this recipe and this turns out really soft and moist, but also crumbly. How can I fix it?

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans

  • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted, plus more for pans

  • 3/4 cup hot water

  • 3/4 cup sour cream

  • 3 cups cake flour, (not self-rising), sifted

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 1/4 cups sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

I haven't used up all the batter yet, so I can do changes if required. Please help!

Best Answer

Replacing part of the water and/or cream with more egg should do the trick, as when eggs are headed, they firm up and act as a binding element, fixing the crumblyness of your cake.