I wondered what I could do differently to produce a fluffier version of the cake. I decided to try borrowing a stand mixer-I really need to buy one of those-and altering how the ingredients are blended together. The original recipe called for the sugar to be mixed with dry ingredients and the vegan butter to be melted with the non dairy milk. This was my biggest change. I know when baking with my usual ingredients I cream the butter and sugar together, so that's what I did. I creamed those two things together then alternated adding in the flour mixture and the milk. I also did some reading on Karina's blog and found that she recommends allowing the batter to warm up a bit, letting it rest, before popping it into the oven. This is particularly important because some of the flours and the xanthum gum called for in the recipe I keep in the freezer. I also decided to add some fresh berries between the layers, everything goes better with fresh raspberries!
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