How to make this cake more like a cake?
My recipe currently has applesauce, banana, olive oil and yogurt, all ingredients that I've read make a really moist cake. It still keeps coming out dry and slightly rubbery, like...well, like good bread, honestly. Also, it develops this toughish skin/crust on top like a dinner roll.
I mix it only until the flour disappears (muffin method), about 5 turns with a wooden spoon. I've tried underbaking with no success. It's pretty tasty, but the texture is off. Any ideas where I'm going wrong? There is no sugar/honey/maple syrup in this recipe which I'm sure is part of it, but sugar and sugar substitutes are not an option here, sadly.